Shalon/Salaam/Peace: A Liberation Theology of Hope - A Book Talk with Constance Hammond

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Thursday April 30, 2009 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Thursday, April 30th, 6:30pm at Sarasota News & Books
Shalom/Salaam/Peace: A Liberation Theology of Hope - A Book Talk with Constance Hammond.

Constance A. Hammond is an adjunct faculty member at Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon, where she teaches a class on Israel/Palestine. She has also designed a six weeks class on Israel/Palestine for churches and other groups. Her degrees include a B.S. and M.Ed. from the University of Oregon, Eugene; an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a D.Min. from San Francisco Theological Seminary and she was ordained in the Episcopal Church as a Deacon in 1986 and as a priest in 1987.

From the first chapters overview of the historical, scriptural and theological rationale for the present situation in Israel/Palestine, the author leads us through the realities of life in Israel/Palestine with its politics, wars, security wall, settlements and ongoing struggles between the Palestinians and the Israelis. The ownership of land, water rights, human rights and religious rights are among the main issues that weave through this book---a book which is about two peoples and three religions struggling for their very survival. Lifted up for us are examples of key figures who are promoting peace and justice---some at the cost of their lives. The book offers Liberation Theology as a viable way to bring peace in Israel/Palestine.

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