Group Study Guide for
Stories of Nonviolent Peacemaking
by Arthur G. Gish
See also Hebron Journal in the MennoMedia online catalog.
THE BIBLE AND ISRAEL
- Check the 70 places where Hebron is mentioned in the O.T.
- What is the meaning of the call to Abraham and Sarah in Gen. 12?
- Was the call for mission or privilege?
- What was the mission given to Israel?
- Who are the children of Abraham?
- Are the children of Ishmael children of Abraham?
- Are followers of Jesus children of Abraham?
- What images of Islam do you find in this book?
- What are your experiences of Islam?
- How can Muslims, Jews, Christians, and people of other religions live and work together?
- How can we best witness to people of other religions?
- What is our witness to other religions?
- Visit a mosque in your area or learn to know some people of the Muslim faith.
- How has anti-Semitism affected Jewish-Christian relationships?
- How has anti-Semitism affected our views of Israel?
- What images of Judaism do you find in this book?
- What are your experiences of Judaism?
- Visit a synagogue in your area or learn to know some people of the Jewish faith.
- What are your country’s policies toward the Middle East?
- How have those policies affected the prospects for peace in the region?
- What do you think about the massive influx of military weapons into the region?
- How do the events of September 11 affect prospects for peace in the Middle East?
- What is the biblical basis for nonviolent action?
- How do CPT actions fit or not fit with your understanding of the Bible?
- How do you feel about engaging in nonviolent action?
- Can you think of conflicts near where you live that could be helped by a CPT-type presence?
- How could you reach out to people involved in some conflict?