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President Trump unveiled his Middle East peace plan, but his roadmap is doomed to fail because it can’t be carried out without a solid moral foundation rooted in justice, equality and love. Here’s what’s missing. […] Read More

In an area of the world in deep need of healing, the assassination of Qasem Soleimani reopened the festering wounds of victimhood. Christians must embrace Christ as wounded healer to find a source of healing for societies around us. […] Read More

You may believe you know all you need to know about the tensions between the US and Iran, but it may not be as clear-cut as you think. To interpret the latest round of US-Iran tension, here is some history you need to know. […] Read More

Contravening decades of official U.S. policy and international consensus, President Trump unilaterally recognized the Golan Heights as Israeli territory, a move that the U.N. Security Council soon denounced. […] Read More

A conference led by the Institute of Middle East Studies brings together Christian workers from all over the world each June to learn more about Islam and the Middle East. […] Read More

Forty-eight men and women, theologians and researchers from the Middle East, participated in producing the first Arabic Contemporary Commentary. […] Read More

At the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva in March, a man sitting next to me was writing in Arabic the statement that he would be reading to the council. Adel was a Tunisian head of a nonprofit. I said hello in Arabic, and we introduced ourselves and exchanged cards. He looked down at […] Read More

Ambassador Massoud Al-Maalouf, former Lebanese ambassador to the United States, denounced the devastating role of U.S. evangelicals in shaping toxic U.S. foreign policies toward the Middle East, particularly toward the Palestinian cause. The Al-Joumhouriah Daily Lebanese newspaper published his op-ed on Feb. 7, 2018. His depiction of evangelicals in this article is simplistic and rich […] Read More

Humanitarian tourism, while often well-intentioned, raises questions about its purpose, as well as its efficacy in addressing human needs and alleviating suffering. As I explained previously, the term “sufferari” seems an appropriate label for these excursions due to similarities with a safari. The question I pose concerning the sufferari among displaced individuals is not, “Is […] Read More

Landscapes throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have been transformed by unfolding crises of forced migration. This is especially the case in Lebanon. An estimated 1.5 million Syrian refugees reside within its borders, adding layers of dimension to long-existing populations of displacement. According to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Lebanon […] Read More