Saturday, June 22, 2013

Making Their Own Peace

Making Their Own Peace: Twelve Women of Jerusalem, by Ann N. Madsen

Ann Madsen spent many years traveling to Israel yearly, and then lived there for another five years.  There she made friends with a wide variety of people, and here she gives us sketches of twelve women she has known who created havens of peace in one of the most fought-over cities in the world.  It's a really lovely book.

Madsen arranges her sketches chronologically.  Her friends are Christian, Muslim, and Jewish; they are Israeli, Palestinian, and several other nationalities.  And they are all amazing women who work to create peace as far as they can.

I enjoyed it very much.  And I bought it when it came out in 2003, so I'm glad I finally got around to reading it.

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