Challenging Empire: God, Faithfulness and Resistance ed. by Naim Ateek, Cedar Duaybis and Maurine Tobin
This book is a compilation of most of the papers presented at Sabeel’s Eighth International Conference held February 23-28, 2011, in Bethlehem, Palestine. The text contains presenters’ thoughts on the most cutting edge issues in today’s world, namely Empire and its impact on religion, politics, economics, and all other aspects of life.
Expressions of Empire are locally felt by Palestinians on a daily basis: the belligerent occupation, the settler form of colonization, the excessive use of military force, the oppressive system of control, the manipulation of laws and regulations that humiliate and oppress people, the apartheid wall, the dehumanizing checkpoints, and the subtle (and not so subtle) policies that aim at stripping the Palestinians of their land and pushing them out.
Andreas van Agt, Naim Ateek, Sam Bahour, Jonathan Cook, John Dear, Jafar Farah, Munir Fasheh, Christopher Ferguson, Richard Horsley, Hind Khoury, Thabo Makgoba, Chad Myers, Mazen Qumsiyeh, Mitri Raheb, Michel Sabbah, Afif Safieh