U.S. Uses Christian Theology to Back Israel
Vice President Mike Pence of the United States, at the annual summit of Christians United for Israel on Monday, told the evangelical crowd that his support for the country is rooted in his faith. That support, he promised, means moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, a move that threatens to end peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine.
God, we repent of the ways that we have failed to understand Scripture, even used it in error, and allowed it to harm people you love. Palestinians have suffered so much, and too often that suffering is directly linked to an interpretation of the Bible that makes confused claims about the state of Israel’s right to political power. For the impact that these policies will have on the process toward peace, we lift our prayers.