Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Kairos USA (from the Horse's Mouth!)

Dear Friend,

As you may know, FPI has aligned itself with the Kairos USA movement, as articulated by those followers of Jesus who are responding to Kairos Palestine.

We have taken our inspiration from Mark Braverman, an American of Jewish heritage. There are others, but he has rallied ecumenical and evangelical Jesus-followers to respond to the cries of Palestinian Christians and Muslims for justice.

If you want to know what Kairos USA and Mark are about, you can go no better place than this interview by Ira Glunt and Philip Weiss (in Mondoweiss, June 5, 2013) through this link: The comments that follow the (long) interview are also very revealing.

I might quibble with Mark about a few things in re my understanding of the person and work of Jesus and Paul (and the whole supercessionism matter), but I know him personally, and can vouch for the truth that he has been captured by a vision of Jesus as the one who best articulates the soul of the Prophetic tradition of Judaism, and a Torah pointing to love for God and neighbor. He has a new book coming out on the application of the South African model to I/P. Be sure to read his book, Fatal Embrace: Christians, Jews and the Search for Peace in the Holy Land. As most of you know, I archive these posts on my blog (link below).

Pray for us going to Isr/Pal June 15-29, to meet with Israelis and Palestinians "on the ground", to put hearts, heads, hands and feet to the vision of an inclusive community in a city and a state for three faiths and two peoples. JRK