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Biblical model of peace building

Mitchell, Billy
June 4, 2015

Source: (2001) In Billy Mitchell, Reflections on Faith, Politics & Social Action. Belfast, Northern Ireland: Nazarene Compassionate Ministries. Pp 6-8. Downloaded 11 June 2004.

Billy Mitchell declares that peace building is an imperative for those who profess to serve Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Peace building is not a technique, but a process of moving from violent responses to conflict through nonviolent activism to a position of peace and reconciliation. With all of this in mind, Mitchell goes on to describe a biblical view of peace, to locate restorative justice at the heart of Christian peace building, and to contrast restorative justice with a retributive model of justice. Also published in Autumn 1998 as Doing Justice…A Biblical Model for Peacebuilding, Lion & Lamb, Issue 18,


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