Christ in the Rubble: A Liturgy of Lament

2023 Christmas Message by Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac
Dec 23, 2023

This Advent, while global Christians prepare to commemorate the arrival of the Prince of Peace, our Palestinian kin in Gaza suffer unthinkable violence. Their cries for deliverance, echoing those of two millennia ago, seem to be falling unheard in the United States. To see their pain and hear their cries, US Christians must move beyond information to transformation…from webinar to worship. Listen in on the live-streamed worship gathering guided by Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac and his team at Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem on 23 December 2023. Central to this liturgy of lament is the prophetic message that if Jesus was born today, he would be born “under the rubble.” Continue reading “Christ in the Rubble: A Liturgy of Lament”

Tears…

Tears in my heart, seeing the suffering for years over and over. Tears drying up, cracking the souls. Despair, hopelessness – tearing up humanity. People once praising peace & ending wars now campaign to incite more suffering & death. They encourage (if not plan) others to force their people to die on the battlefield. Constitutional laws against warmongering and for human-rights violated. Mass media glorifying violence, calling for revenge and dehumanize. Hatred, where only love could help, if ever desired.

Overwhelmed by the global events, we can only focus on our little life and surroundings. We shall not steal others’ belongings, harm others’ life. We shall not even harm others’ dignity and make for a horrible relationship in the first place. Perhaps time to pause and recapitulate to repair all the deeply broken relationships. Continue reading “Tears…”

Donbas: Minsk II Failed; Now Recognized & Protected by Russia

After the 2014 coup d’état in Ukraine, seven years of failure of the 2015 Minsk II agreement and further NATO expansion threats, Russia finally stepped in to recognize the Donbas Republics and guarantees their protection.

Also read our Disclaimer / Lese auch unseren Haftungsausschluss (Links), welche hier und in den Kommentaren insbesondere bezüglich eventueller Links gilt. Continue reading “Donbas: Minsk II Failed; Now Recognized & Protected by Russia”

Concluding the OPCW Scandal, legitimating Sanctions and Bombs against Syria

As I reflected w/ the initial hints of this OPCW Scandal (some references), I just like to conclude this theme with latest findings. Fee free to read (some) below very related articles which also include sources.

Whether ones uses bombs or sanctions a country, the result is often the very same …
Hello Europe and Germany, not being sovereign and only doing the bidding of your perceived masters won’t really help debunking the myth that you are just another state of the empire… (Europe is probably still sanctioning Syria and Russia w/o any reason other than to be a good member  of the empire’s war machine) Continue reading “Concluding the OPCW Scandal, legitimating Sanctions and Bombs against Syria”

Brain Freeze or how the US tries to marry Shia Iran with Sunni Wahhabi Terrorists

Sadly neither Israel nor the US gave up on their war mongering. No, they intensified their narrative by blaming Iran to have attacked Japanese related oil ships while Japan’s Abe was visiting Iran’s Khamenei. You may find some images the US provides, claiming it proves Iran’s involvement – using manually attached mines. Noticeable the ship damage is above sea level.

Fast forwarding just a few days, today the US made Orwell’s Emmanuel Goldstein proud and Kafka probably couldn’t cry any louder being brain frozen while listening to the latest spin of an excuse to start a war with Iran. The NY times couldn’t wait to write about today’s US House party, spinning a Hook Continue reading “Brain Freeze or how the US tries to marry Shia Iran with Sunni Wahhabi Terrorists”

From Bad to Worse – Distraction to Destruct – Minipax

On 22nd July 2014, I have written down my last notes about the cruel developments in our world. Instead of being able to observe our empire turning around to a more sane environment, today it looks like 2014 wasn’t that bad after all. Things developed downhill at an accelerated pace and still does.

Europe is still part of the empire destabilizing other nations like Syria – just extended sanctions b/c they don’t like their government, added Venezuela’s rightfully elected government on their hit list, still having Russia on their sanction list as well for defending part of the Ukraine, not saying a single word towards Israel’s and US’s aggression against the people of Palestine, Syria or Iran – yes, on Iran Europe initially showed a little backbone after the US started to withdraw from the nuclear deal. Now it looks like Iran is the number one target and Israel gets their wet dreams fulfilled – making the US threatening or even attacking Iran based on just another farce of Intelligence or ‘false flag’ event. Continue reading “From Bad to Worse – Distraction to Destruct – Minipax”