Occupied with Nonviolence: A Palestinian Woman Speaks
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Jean Zaru, the longtime activist and Quaker leader from Ramallah, here brings home the pain and central convictions that animate Christian nonviolence and activity today.

Zaru vividly paints the complex realities faced by all parties in Palestine---Jews and Muslims and Christians, Israelis and Palestinians, women and men. Yet even as Zaru eloquently names the common misunderstandings of the history, present situation, and current policies of the parties there, she vividly articulates an alternative: a religiously motivated nonviolent path to peace and justice in the world's most troubled region.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0800663179
ISBN-13: 9780800663179

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Jean Zaru, the longtime activist and Quaker leader from Ramallah, here brings home the pain and central convictions that animate Christian nonviolence and activity today. Zaru vividly paints the complex realities faced by all parties in Palestine - Jews and Muslims and Christians, Israelis and Palestinians, women and men. Yet even as Zaru eloquently names the common misunderstandings of the history, present situation, and current policies of the parties there, she vividly articulates an alternative: a religiously motivated nonviolent path to peace and justice in the world's most troubled region.

Author Bio

Jean Zaru is a Palestinian Christian who lives in Ramallah, outside of Jerusalem. She is a Quaker and serves on the board of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center. She has also served as president of the Jerusalem YWCA and as vice president of the World YWCA.

Diana L. Eck is Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies and Director of the Pluralism Project at Harvard University.

Marla Schrader serves in the department of Global Ministries for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ. She lived for ten years in the occupied Palestinian territories.

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