MCC Peace Office Newsletter: Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: A Question for the Church
Voices within this newsletter include an array of partner organizations in Palestine and Israel, as well as MCC and Mennonite Church USA representatives.
What is Palestine-Israel? Sonia Weaver – Former MCC Palestine representative Sonia K. Weaver presents some of the questions Mennonite workers in Palestine regularly receive from supporters in Canada, the United States, and beyond, along with straightforward answers.
Under Vine and Fig Tree, Ed. Alain Epp Weaver – Rooted in MCC’s nearly six decades of work alongside Palestinians and Israelis, Under Vine and Fig Tree examines ways in which the Bible has been used to justify violence and dispossession and ways it can be received as a life-giving word for Palestinians and Israelis wishing to live securely under their own vines and fig trees.
An Israeli in Palestine, Jeff Halper – Israeli anthropologist and activist Jeff Halper reflects on his journey “beyond the membrane” that shields his people from the harsh realities of Palestinian life.
Behind the Wall: Stories from Occupied Palestine, Rich Wiles – Wiles offers a glimpse inside the West Bank’s refugee camps through a collection of oral histories, vignettes, and photographic portraits. (Also available online.)
Justice and Only Justice: A Palestinian Theology of Liberation, Naim Ateek – A bestselling theological work by Anglican priest Naim Ateek, this book discusses a biblical approach to Palestinians’ struggle for liberation and the problems and prospects for peace among Palestinians and Israeli Jews.
Palestinian Memories, Alex Awad – This story of Huda Awad is a portrait of the history of modern Palestine as told through a Palestinian life of courage, motherhood, and family, told by her son, Pastor Alex Awad from Jerusalem.