Thursday, June 10, 2010

Washington Post Faith Blogs: Gaza

The Washington Post has an online section called On Faith where panelists weigh in on different current events.  There are many panelists, including renown atheists Richard Dawkins and Susan Jacoby.  The most recent current event question is:

In a statement Monday, Vice President Biden said the U.S. is consulting with other nations "on new ways to address the humanitarian, economic, security, and political aspects of the situation in Gaza." What are the religious and moral considerations in determining those "new ways," especially in light of Israel's raid on an aid flotilla from Turkey bound for Gaza.

You can find the answers from this week's panelists here.  Susan Jacoby is the token atheist for this topic.  Her post has garnered the most comments so far.  She writes about the impact religion has on the conflict.  Worthwhile read.