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""Dave Andrews [is] one of the leading prophetic voices of our time.""
--Mike Riddell, Pastor, Activist, Author
""Things I [have been] thinking, but had been afraid to say out loud, Dave [has been] saying boldly. . . . He speaks to my soul in a way that nobody else does.""
--Brian McLaren, Pastor, Activist, and Author
""Dave's reflections demonstrate that Muslims and Christians have much to teach to and learn from each other . . . .""
--Halim Rane, Griffith Islamic Studies Research Unit, Brisbane, Australia
""There is no doubt in my heart that the best way of building bridges of understanding is through respectful dialogue. . . . Dave's approach will surely help us get closer to this noble end.""
--Mohamad Abdalla, Griffith Islamic Research Unit, Brisbane, Australia
""I encourage all who are seeking to follow Jesus beyond the bounds of institutional 'Christianity' to read and discuss this important book.""
--Wes Howard-Brook, Seattle University
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'Dave Andrews (is) one of the leading prophetic voices of our time.'
Mike Riddell - Prominent Christian Pastor, Activist and Author of Godzone and Sacred Journey - Spiritual Wisdom for Times of Transition.
'Things I (have been) thinking, but had been afraid to say out loud, Dave (has been) saying boldly. Ideas I (have been) tentatively considering, he has already been living for years. I've seen the beautiful things he has been doing in a particularly challenging neighborhood. You'll see in Dave's writings that he is highly knowledgeable, not only from an academic standpoint, but also from a grass-roots, experiential level. His writing on these subjects grows from what he has done on the ground. He speaks to my soul in a way that nobody else does.'
Brian McLaren - Prominent Christian Pastor, Activist and Author of Why did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?
'Dave Andrews is a man whose life reflects consciousness of God. His personal piety, kindnesses to others and service to the needy are manifestations of Dave's God-consciousness. Dave's reflections demonstrate that Muslims and Christians have much to teach to and learn from each other in respect to navigating a path towards God and living according to God's will.'
Dr. Halim Rane - Associate Professor, Griffith University, and Deputy Director, Griffith Islamic Studies Research Unit (GIRU), Brisbane, Australia.
'Dave Andrews speaks and writes as a committed Christian actively engaged in the lives of people of all faith traditions, especially those marginalized by
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About the Author
Dave Andrews has lived and worked in intentional communities with marginalized groups of people in Australia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India for forty years. He is a founder of the Waiters Union; an educator for TEAR Australia; a trainer for Praxis Community Co-operative; a teacher at Christian Heritage College; an elder emeritus for Servants to Asia's Urban Poor; and a member of AMARAH (Australian Muslim Advocates for the Rights of All Humanity). www.daveandrews.com.au
Table of Contents
Introduction: Jihad 1
Part 1 The Jihad of Dajjal
1 Remembering Our So-Called Christian "Holy Wars" 5
2 Remembering Our So-Called Muslim "Holy Wars" 25
3 Reflecting On Our "Not-So-Holy" So-Called "Holy Wars" 52
Part 2 The Jihad of Isa
4 Reframing Jihad as a Method of Nonviolent Struggle 81
5 Reclaiming Jesus as a Model of Nonviolent Struggle 108
6 Recollecting Strong-But-Gentle Nonviolent Struggles 130
Conclusion: Isa Jihad 153