making peace

Ever since I returned from Gaza last month the poem 'Making Peace' by Denise Levertov has been playing on a loop in my head. I am always amazed by the rich artistic expression we experience in Gaza. The girls of Darraj psychosocial clinic welcomed us with dancing. We drove past street art on the tree-lined…

christ today

I’ve now lived in Tiberias for nearly four years. Each morning, as I walk down the hill from the manse to the Scots Hotel, I look out across the Sea of Galilee and watch the rising sun cast dancing shimmers on the water.  A ten minute drive north along the lakeside leads to Magdala, the…

gazan voices

Speak out on behalf of the voiceless, and for the rights of all who are vulnerable. PRoverbs 31.8 Painting in the YMCA art studio I don’t actually believe that there is such a thing as a voiceless person. Even amongst those who are most oppressed.  Everyone has a voice. Those in positions of privilege choose…

new profile: a path to peace

It was a telling insight into Israeli culture that during the elections last month the only group which appeared to be a viable alternative to Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and its coalition was Blue & White, an alliance led by three former army generals, including most prominently Benny Gantz, the army’s Chief of Staff during…