The United Church’s Pacific Mountain Regional Council Office invites you to:
Meet Jean Zaru, a Quaker who has lived in Ramallah most of her life. In 2008 she wrote “Occupied with Non-Violence”. We are about to begin a 4 week discussion of her book using Zoom.
Consider comments from some of those who have just finished the book study.
“In this book Jean Zaru brings sixty years of living in occupied Palestine together with her deep Christian faith. No wonder I read it three times.”
“This book has allowed me to really understand the daily struggles of the occupation and how the Christian message is a powerful source of hope. Being able to discuss the book with a group adds further insights beyond my own.”
“I learned so much about how the lives of Palestinian people (and in particular Palestinian Christians) are impacted on a daily basis by the Israeli occupation. Jean Zaru is an inspiring example of resiliency, hope and positive activism despite living most of her life under these stifling conditions”.
And from Jean herself: “The goal of those who use violence is to fill our mental and emotional space with rage, fear, powerlessness and despair and cut us off from sources of life and hope”. At this particular time perhaps we identify with such feelings although we are continually reassured that this situation will pass.
This is your invitation to be part of the next group which will spend 4 weeks reading and discussing this book. Email Marianna at firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your interest. Once we know who is interested we will set a time that works for all. Look on-line for where you can order the book.
Consider how you can be “occupied with non-violence”.
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