Dale Hanson Bourke

Dale Hanson Bourke is the author of 12 books, including The Skeptic’s Guide series with IVPress on topics such as HIV/AIDS, global poverty, immigration, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  Formerly publisher of Religion News Service and SVP at World Relief, she has also served as editor and publisher of several magazines.  Bourke has traveled extensively in the Middle East and the developing world and served on the boards of World Vision (US & International), IJM, Sojourners, Opportunity International, ECFA, and MAP International.  
 
Bourke has written for publications including Christianity Today, The Huffington Post, Sojourners, Relevant, and the Washington Post.  She has been a syndicated newspaper columnist and has hosted her own radio show.  She holds a BA from Wheaton College and an MBA from the University of Maryland. She and her husband are the parents of two grown sons and are members of National Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC.

Blog Posts by Dale Hanson Bourke

Labels and Names

Labels and Names

Here’s the problem: You can memorize all the terms, understand their origins, become conversant in the nuances, even know when not to use them. The Zionists and Palestinians. The settlers and the freedom fighters. Those who support Fatah or Hamas…
A small taste of Immigration

A small taste of Immigration

The books in my Skeptic’s Guide series are unusual.  They are mostly question and answer, they include quotes and facts, and the have pictures and charts.  They are fun books on serious subjects.  Easy to read; easy to understand.  That’s…
Jordan Impressions

Jordan Impressions

Traveling to Jordan for 10 days was truly a leap of faith.  I went to listen, learn and find out what could be done to help the Syrian refugees.  I came back with some answers and many questions.  But here…
It Will Change Your Life

It Will Change Your Life

To honor mothers everywhere,  I’m re-posting this article as Mother’s Day approaches. Time is running out for my friend. We are sitting at lunch when she casually mentions that she and her husband are thinking of “starting a family.” What…
Why Am I Not Poor?

Why Am I Not Poor?

For many years I sat in a pew on Sundays, listening to occasional sermons about the poor, giving to special offerings and looking appropriately sympathetic and concerned about poverty. But I did not truly- in evangelical speak- have a heart…