The Challenges of Christian Ecumenism in Israel and Palestine -- Sightings (Paul Parker)
Most Americans view the Israeli-Palestinian situation through a rather narrow perspective. We assume that Israeli's are Jewish and Palestinians are Muslim, but too often we forget that there is a small and unfortunately diminishing population of Christians living in these two countries. They represent a wide variety of Christian denominational traditions, and even ethnic origins. Until reading this post I hadn't even thought of the numbers of migrant workers from places like Latin America and the Philippines. There are also millions of tourists/pilgrims who come and go, most not connecting Christian sites with actual Christians. This article by Paul Parker is a good overview that might open some eyes. I encourage a close read and prayers for Christians living in this region -- that they not be forgotten.