Faith in Action

Faith in Action

In face of violence, we should be our brother’s keeper

I was standing amid forty-four thousand people at Baltimore’s Camden Yards last weekend, about to sing the National Anthem, when the announcer asked for a moment of silence for the loss of life in Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas. He called for national unity and asked that we stand still for about 20 seconds before the Star Spangled Banner began.

Faith in Action

Bloom: In Israel, peace is happening ‘person by person’

I am sitting in the Arab quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem having a cup of mint tea. It is about 5:30 p.m. and suddenly I hear a blasting sound of the Muslim clergy chanting prayers through a microphone piercing the old city calling the faithful to pray. It is not a distant sound but one piercing my ears. I was sitting around the corner from the old city mosque.

Faith in Action

Bloom: 'Who will be at your Thanksgiving table?'

Hospitality is one of the hallmarks of Thanksgiving. Clearly this question of American hospitality consumes the attention of our political system regarding refugees from the war-torn Middle East. I am, however, more concerned about how this immigration issue plays out in the pulpit and in the pews.

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Couple return from mission work in Turkey

Sun City Hilton Head residents Dick and Ann Tullie share an experience about security and the class they had to attend before they left for their mission trip to Turkey to aid Syrian refugees.
Wade Livingston wlivingston@islandpacket.com
Couple return from mission work in Turkey 0:41

Couple return from mission work in Turkey

Sarah Silverman to Sanders supporters: Stop being ridiculous 0:35

Sarah Silverman to Sanders supporters: Stop being ridiculous

2 soldiers killed in SC bar shooting 1:03

2 soldiers killed in SC bar shooting

Bernie Sanders: Hillary Clinton must become the next president 3:24

Bernie Sanders: Hillary Clinton must become the next president