“Palestine-Israel: Is this Settler Colonialism?”

March 2, 2022 - April 5, 2022
Wednesdays; March 2 – April 6, 2022; 11am-12pm, Central Time

with Esther Epp-Tiessen, Joanna Hiebert Bergen, Byron Rempel-Burkholder, and Kathy Bergen

In recent years, many people have begun to describe the reality of Palestine-Israel as “settler colonialism”—a form of colonialism in which the settler colonists “come to stay” and to assert their sovereignty over Indigenous land and people. (Canada is also a settler colonial state). This course will explore the analysis of settler colonialism and how it manifests itself in the current lived reality of Palestinians and Israeli Jews. It will draw on a variety of guest speakers, both live and pre-recorded, who are experts on the situation in Palestine-Israel today and who bring political, biblical and theological perspectives to the issues. This course is hosted by the Mennonite Church Canada Palestine-Israel Network.”