Author Archives: petermiano

Cycle of Violence in Israel/Palestine

Like so many others, I am carefully watching the escalating violence in Israel and Palestine, with a combination of disgust and horror. Quite a few of our travelers have made inquiries. These include expressions of care for the people of Israel-Palestine, requests for insight into the recent escalation of violence in Israel-Palestine, and guidance toward… Continue Reading →

Loving One Another

How do we love one another, as Jesus commanded, and still engage social activism? My 31 July post in this group, on Jesus’ commandment “love one another,” generated a lot of feedback. There were also a lot of questions. How do we love one another when we come face to face with individuals or systems… Continue Reading →

How to Have a Productive Conversation

I bet I am not the only one who has noticed that the quality of discourse on Facebook is poor, if not pathetic. Yet, Facebook can be a place for productive conversation as well and, as much I get Facebook fatigue and occasionally drop out, I would like to think that it has a role… Continue Reading →