This coming March, the third Christ at the Checkpoint Conference (CaTC) will take place in Bethlehem. The theme for this year’s conference is taken straight out of the Lord’s Prayer found in Matthew 6:10: “Your Kingdom Come”. By their own declaration, the organizers of CaTC have a mission defined as follows:
The mission of Christ at the Checkpoint is to Challenge Evangelicals To Take Responsibility To Help Resolve the Conflicts in Israel-Palestine By Engaging With the Teaching of Jesus on the Kingdom of God.
They have a noble cause –so it appears– as they claim to be promoting reconciliation. As a matter of fact, reconciliation is an important part of the conference manifesto and appears in the first two of their 12 articles:
As long as they belittle, denigrate and humiliate my people, I can only call them a fraud. All the while I will continue to pray for true reconciliation of Arabs and Jews through the shed blood of Yeshua the Messiah.