UPDATED: CBS’ 60 Minutes airs segment on Palestinian Christians–“Christians of the Holy Land”
program from the week of April 22 on Palestinian Christians
CBS News–The exodus from the Holy Land of Palestinian Christians could eventually leave holy cities like Jerusalem and Bethlehem without a local Christian population, Bob Simon reports. Why are they leaving? For some, life in the middle of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has become too difficult.
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Churches for Middle East Peace–On Sunday, April 22, CBS aired a segment about Palestinian Christians on 60 Minutes. The segment brought their struggles into the living rooms of Americans who play a role in shaping U.S. policies that affect the future of not only Christians but Jews and Muslims in the Holy Land as well. The segment provides an excellent overview of the current situation and can be a starting point for further discussion.
This story is far too often overlooked. It is important to thank CBS for shedding light on the story of Palestinian Christians. Click here to send your message now.
Update: Click here to read the commentary of former United Church of Christ General Minister and President, the Rev. John Thomas, on this episode and issue on his Chicago Theological Seminary blog.