Study Circle

Sabeel hosted a Study Circle on Tuesday, January 27 at 5 p.m. at the Sabeel office. Alain Epp Weaver presented a summation of his book, “Mapping Exile and Return; Palestinian Dispossession and a Political Theology for a Shared Future.” His presentation was done via Skype from his home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to an audience of 12 locals and internationals.

Alain had served for a decadeas the Mennonite Central CommitteeRepresentative for Palestine, Jordan, and Iraq. He offered his research on return and exile in the Palestinian narrative, explaining how for some, “return represents an impossible dream: the “place itself” is gone.” While “for others, the state of exile provokes political activism for the sake of return.” After his presentation, time was given for comments and discussion.

9781451470123b (1)