I've been reading this week on the decision of the Anglican Church to join with the Quakers, amongst others, in supporting the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) - a campaign group that appears to primarily support sanctions and protests against Israel, and is in turn, accused by Israel of being unwaveringly pro-Palestinian.
I follow the Israel-Palestine conflict with concern but I struggle to take sides, to empathise with one at the expense of the other. The situation feels too steeped in the blood of a complex history, too caught up in a tangled web of modern-day geopolitics, sectarianism and strife, for a simple 'good guys vs. bad guys' narrative. I also readily admit to simply not knowing enough, of having no experience first-hand of the situation - all I have is the British media, which is regularly and rigorously critiqued in the blogoshere for its bias on the issue, from various political stances.
And I suppose that's my point, the support of EAPPI all feels a little too political, and fashionable politics at that.
I am concerned about the plight of Muslim people and Jewish people living in the Holy Land, and although often ignored, Christian people and Druze people also. But all I can do is pray for peace and support charities working there. The rest - the decisions about systems of governance and land ownership etc. - has to come from the peoples living there.