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Four Steps to Peace in the Middle East
Model for Social Change Provides Four Steps to Peace in the Middle East

Contact: Ida Prioleau, 443-817-0919, pressroom@belovednation.com

MEDIA ADVISORY, Aug. 4 /Christian Newswire/ -- Dr. Jessica J. Davis, author of “Appalachian Social Justice: Creating a Beloved Nation,” has developed a model for social change that can be utilized to bring peace to the Middle East in four steps. The first step is the realization that social change comes through collective grassroots action in the context of historical perspectives. The second step is to document individual and collective experiences with social injustice. The third step is to collectively dialogue about the social injustice with the objective to bring about social change. The fourth step is the development and implementation of a plan of action for and by the people of the nation.

The following are reviews on this model of social change:

“This is a cutting edge community work. It is a unique collaboration for community empowerment, community building, and for changing the world. This is also those rare opportunities to configure race and the American society into true civil discourse with a variety of people with different ethnic, racial, cultural, political and social points of view.” Kenneth Elmore, Ed.M., J.D., Dean of Students, Boston University

“Dr. Davis provides a wonderful model of how to engage people in reflecting on the urgent necessity of forming a “beloved community,” according to the principles established by Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Davis shows not only how it can be done, but why it has to be done. Readers of this book will be encouraged to take the time and make the commitment to challenge “what is,” in order to do their part in creating “what must come,” if we are to transform our societies from cultures of violence, war and death into a peaceable kingdom.” Joseph A. Brown, SJ, PhD, Director and Professor, Southern Illinois University.

Dr. Jessica J. Davis is the Director of Law Student Development at Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Illinois. She also teaches in the College of Liberal Arts at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She earned her B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College. She earned her M.Div. from Boston University School of Theology and J.D. from Boston University School of Law. She earned her D.Min. from United Theological Seminary. She is a candidate for the Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Southern Illinois University.

To schedule an interview with Dr. Davis, please contact her at 443-817-0919 or pressroom@belovednation.com.