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Author Elias Ghazal

Elias Ghazal is executive director of the Middle East and North Africa Association for Theological Education (MENATE).

While certain Christians have justified inaccurate views of Islam and unjust attitudes and actions toward Muslims, the attitude of Jesus toward Samaritans provides the ultimate model for how to deal with the religious other. […] Read More

As hate crimes against Muslims increase at an alarming rate, some Christians imagine behind every Muslim is an intolerant combatant who wants to force his will on them. The love they claim for their Muslim neighbors is problematic. […] Read More

One hundred years after the Balfour Declaration and the Sykes-Picot Agreement, the world is still struggling with the same questions concerning Christians and Muslims in the Middle East. Can Muslims and Christians coexist in peace? Is there a government structure that protects both communities and treats them with equity? Is Islam inherently violent and incapable […] Read More

One hundred years ago, on Nov. 2, the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, Lord Balfour, issued a letter on behalf of his government that favored the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine. Perceived as a fair resolution to Jewish persecution in Europe, the letter, known as the Balfour Declaration, […] Read More