Letters from

Letters from "Apartheid Street": A Christian Peacemaker in Occupied Palestine

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ISBN-13: 9781620326251
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 04/28/2013
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: (w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Michael T. McRay received his BA in History from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, earning regional and national awards for his senior thesis comparing European colonialism and the Israeli occupation. In addition to his internship with Christian Peacemaker Teams, Michael has worked and traveled extensively in the West Bank in various capacities. He is currently pursuing graduate studies in conflict transformation and reconciliation with the Irish School of Ecumenics (Trinity College Dublin) in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Table of Contents

List of Maps xv

Foreword Lee C. Camp xvii

Preface xxi

1 The Beginning 1

2 Welcoming the Enemy 4

3 Life On Team 7

4 "Apartheid Street" 12

5 Amir's Arrest 15

6 The Struggles of the Past Week 20

7 Assault 23

8 Rehumanization and the Danger of the Single Story 25

9 The Golani and the Struggle to be Peaceable 30

10 The Powers of Destruction 34

11 Darkness Cannot Drive Out Darkness 37

12 The Difficult Road Ahead 39

13 The Search for Human Interaction 42

14 Home Invasions 46

15 I Hate Occupation 48

16 Open Shuhada Street 53

17 The Action 56

18 The Weekend 60

19 The Next Stage 63

20 The Conference, Hebron, and Israel's "Security Fence" 65

21 Qalqiliya 70

22 The Mount of Beatitudes and the Nonviolent Teachings of Jesus 74

23 They Teach Life 83

24 The Standoff 87

25 Moving On 90

26 The Exit and the Protest 92

27 Beirut 99

28 Homeward Bound 101

Epilogue: A Myriad of Musings 103

Bibliography 125

Contributors 127

Acknowledgments 129

Glossary 131

Appendix A Further Reading 133

Appendix B Al Basma Center for the Developmentally Disabled: Where Part of Your Money Is Going Jonathan McRay 135

Maps 137

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