Source: (2001) The Ecumenical Review. 53(3): 385-389.

The Biblical theological perspective of violent conflict, with emphasis on Africa, the current methods of intervention, restorative justice through truth commissions, retributive justice through war crimes tribunals and a community approach to overcome violence by seeking peace and justice through reconciliation are examined. A sustainable reconciliation that will restore peace and justice must be holistic, and include the spiritual, personal, social and ecological dimensions of life.