What’s Really Going on in Israel?

A conversation with Telos Group founder Todd Deatherage about the current conflict, why it matters and what we can do about it. Read More
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It's here ... the moment we've all been waiting for: The night we don our top hats, monocles and tiaras, and celebrate the world's most prestigious competition-based or non-celebrity reality TV stars. The 2014 Oskarz! Read More

Is Peace Possible?

The conflict in the Holy Land has been painted as an unsolvable religious dispute. But is there more to the story? Read More

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In 2008, I thought I had a pretty good idea where my life was headed—and frankly, it did not involve the Middle East.

But when a respected mentor asked me to attend a conference in Jordan, which would be taught by Christians from the region, I decided to go. Read More

As part of a new round of peace talks, Israel has released a second group of Palestinian prisoners. The move to free the 26 individuals has been met with outrage among many Israelis, as they were convicted of terrorism and killing Isreali citizens. In Gaza and the West Bank, where the men are largely viewed as heroes who fought for independence, the release sparked large celebrations. The new peace negotiations from leaders in both regions, recently brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, called for 104 prisoners to be released in the coming months. Following the prisoner release, which has been widely criticized in his country, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the construction of new settlements in East Jerusalem, something Palestinian leaders have sharply criticized. It is unclear if the announcement of the 1,500 new homes will negatively affect the peace talks at this point … Discuss