Organized religion takes up the BDS fight
The BDS debate can no longer be dismissed as just a
campus movement. Even the Vatican has recognized
Rev. Steven R. Jungkeit, senior minister, the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme,adds these important points:
A number of things are striking with regard to these new discussions. First of all, discussions of these resolutions are being placed at the center of these conventions—the issue of Palestine is clearly of the greatest importance not only on our college campuses, where we can applaud the ethical fervor of young people, but also within our religious organizations, which are endowed with a certain moral authority. It has been too easy for the BDS movement to be dismissed as merely the concerns of immature, impressionable youths, or of “liberal” or “radical” professors in the Ivory Tower. The fact that these church leaders have seen firsthand the horrors and injustices of the Occupation and now wish to have their churches take action speaks volumes.
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