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Reply To: Have you ever been told that supporting Israel prevents you from supporting Palestinians? After taking this course, how would you go about responding to false accusations like this?

Samuel Lowry

I have never had an actual conversation about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I am very new to the topic of public policy and have not dived in, as a believer, into how this relates to my faith.

After taking this course, especially after listening to the final session, I see the need of looking at the “big picture”, seeking peace efforts and being part of an active community that builds relationships and friendships. This really goes beyond just the need of resolving this conflict though. This applies in so many settings. As a marketplace leader, we need to stop talking about conflict resolution but taking actionable steps towards peace and strengthening friendships. Workplace culture will thrive or die based on the relationships created in an organization. As Christians, we need to initiate these relationships and desire to build connections that honor Christ, a cultivation of peace, love, compassion, grace and patience. Let’s do this!