Canterbury calls for Christians to visit Holy Land

In response to a "deepening humanitarian crisis" in Bethlehem and other parts of the West Bank since the election of Hamas leadership, Rowan Williams the Archbishop of Canterbury has called for more Western Christians to visit the Holy Land:

'Pilgrimages are a practical way of showing solidarity and helping to sustain the livelihoods of vulnerable communities in the Holy Land,' he said. Dr Williams urged Christians to continue to 'support and pray for those working for peace and reconciliation in the region, including through the provision of humanitarian aid.' click for more

Indeed, the West Bank economy needs all the help you can get. I hope you'll go to Bethlehem, and when you do, I hope you'll stay at the Star Hotel or some other place INSIDE the West Bank. It will be quite safe for an American and you'll get to see first hand the kind of crap they have to put up with from the Israeli government on a daily basis, as we did in January. In addition to helping others economically and being energized to try to help them politically, you can also see the Holy Places for yourself and grow in your own faith. It's win-win.

And yes, I know I need to comment on the turmoil in the Anglican Communion, but right now there is too much to say.

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