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They met with Lutheran Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank and wondering if the wider world has forgotten that there are Christians in the country, too; although they are bleeding out of the holy lands at an alarming rate, according to those left behind.
Betsy, Greg, and Liz welcome special guests Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray, the subjects of a documentary called I’LL PUSH YOU. They tell their story about traveling the Camino de Santiago and talk about the enduring lessons they’ve learned to apply to their lives.
Charles reflects on the isolation and connected-ness of Iona
The outdoor, four-day event is part of the “pilgrimage of trust across the earth” that the Taize community began more than 30 years ago that has taken the brothers and their unique prayer around the world — to Rwanda, to Rome and now to Red Shirt — to encourage peace and reconciliation among all people.
The ancient Celts described Iona as a “thin place,” where the veil between heaven and earth is lifted, and where one might glimpse the divine. For centuries pilgrims have traveled to this small island off the West coast of Scotland, leaving behind their chaotic lives to rest, reflect and walk in the footsteps of St. Columba, the Irish missionary who founded a monastery on Iona in 563 AD.
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