Alain Epp Weaver is a theologian directing strategic planning for Mennonite Central Committee, a Christian relief, development, and peacebuiilding organizaiton. He earned a PhD in Theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School in 2012. An M.Div. graduate (1999) of the Divinity School, Alain worked for eleven years with Mennonite Central Committee's relief, development, and peacebuilding programs in the Middle East, living in the Jenin district of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem, and Amman, Jordan.

Books Written

            Mapping Exile and Return: Palestinian Dispossession and a Political Theology for a Shared Future. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2014.



States of Exile: Visions of Diaspora, Witness, and Return. Foreword by Daniel Boyarin. Volume 3. Polyglossia: Radical Reformation Theologies. Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press, 2008.


Salt and Sign: Mennonite Central Committee in Palestine, 1949-1999. Akron, Pa.: Mennonite Central Committee, 1999.


Books Edited

A Table of Sharing: Mennonite Central Committee and the Expanding Networks of Mennonite Identity. Telford, Pa.: Cascadia, 2010.


The Work of Jesus Christ in Anabaptist Perspective. With Gerald Mast. Foreword by Myron Augsburger. Telford, Pa.: Cascadia, and Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press, 2008.


Borders and Bridges: Mennonite Witness in a Religiously Diverse World. With Peter Dula. Foreword by Stanley Green. Telford, Pa.: Cascadia and Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press, 2007.


Under Vine and Fig Tree: Biblical Theologies of Land and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict. Foreword by John A. Lapp. Telford, Pa.: Cascadia and Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press, 2007.

Mennonite Theology in Face of Modernity: Essays in Honor of Gordon D. Kaufman. Volume 9. Cornelius H. Wedel Series. North Newton, Kans.: Bethel College, 1996.