All too often nowadays, the world seems to take easy sides on the Israel/Palestine debate. In the last post I mentioned the danger of downplaying Christianity's connection to Judaism.
|The courageous Bishop Declan Lang, Bishop of Clifton|
It all concerns the map issued by HarperCollins which omitted Israel! The Bishop told the Tablet (here)
“The publication of this atlas will confirm Israel’s belief that there exists a hostility towards their country from parts of the Arab world. It will not help to build up a spirit of trust leading to peaceful co-existence.”
It is wonderful to see a Bishop defending Israel for once. You do not often see Bishops standing up for the rights of both sides. You hear a lot about Palestine, but almost nothing about Israel.
|Bishop meets Bishop|
BISHOP DECLAN LANG
LION OF JUDAH
I've always liked my Bishops acting like Renaissance Princes!