Source: (2000) Address presented at Whitworth College, Spokane, Washington, November 13. Sponsored by The Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith & Learning and Partners International.

David Rawson, formerly U. S. ambassador to Rwanda during the genocide of 1994, looks at the atrocities in Rwanda to illustrate the difficulty in achieving both justice and peace in the midst of conflict. As he asks, “Can mercy, truth, justice and peace confront the challenge of genocide as a reality of our human condition?â€? His message begins with definitions of key terms such as genocide peace, and justice. Then he turns to examine operational issues concerning the reestablishment of peace, administration of justice, and pursuit of reconciliation within a genocidal environment.

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