Alain Epp Weaver is the director for strategic planning at the Mennonite Central Committee. He served previously as co-representative for Palestine, Jordan, and Iraq at the Mennonite Central Committee and was a project coordinator in the Gaza Strip. He earned a PhD in theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School and is the author of State of Exile: Visions of Diaspora, Witness, and Return (2008). He has edited and co-edited six books, including A Table of Sharing (2011), The Work of Jesus Christ in Anabaptist Perspective (2008), and Under Vine and Fig Tree: Biblical Theologies of Land and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (2007), as well as authoring several articles, essays, and chapters in journals and edited publications.
Through an analysis of Palestinian refugee mapping practices for returning to their homeland, Alain Epp Weaver offers a political theology of redrawing the territory compatible with a bi-national vision for a shared Palestinian-Israeli future.