Jean Zaru, GM Partner, Writes Book on Nonviolence
Occupied with Nonviolence written by Jean Zaru. Global Ministries missionary, Marla Schrader was involved in editing the book
Occupied with Nonviolence: A Palestinian Woman Speaks
Written by Jean Zaru
Edited by Diana L. Eck and Marla Schrader
Includes an Introduction from Rosemary Radford Ruether
Shows on-the-ground realities of interreligious relations
“Jean Zaru is an important Christian leader. . . .Hers is a voice that we all need to hear.”-Rosemary Radford Ruether
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. Drawing on her own experience and that of her people, and working where the spiritual meets the political, Zaru’s book reveals what life is really like in Palestine now, especially the particular situations of women and children there.
Zaru vividly paints the progressively shrinking ghetto that is Palestine today but also the complex realities faced by all parties there-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.
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 WorldYWCA.
Diana L. Eck is Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies and Director of the Pluralism Project at HarvardUniversity.
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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