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Just Peacemakers: An Introduction to Peace and Justice

Jegen, Mary Evelyn
June 4, 2015

Source: (2006) New York/Mahwah, N.J., Paulist Press

This book offers a look at justice and peacemakers from a Christian perspective. The first two chapters look at characteristics of Jesus and at our call to discipleship. This the foundation of our action on behalf of justice and peace. Chapters 3 and 4 consider a Christian theology of active nonviolence and ways in which nonviolence is practiced. Chapters 5 and deal with effective methods of learning and with ways of personal growth in work for justice and peace. Chapters 7 and 8 deal with the multiple contexts in which we are called to ork and with some of theprofound changes in our culture that impact our efforts. The final two chapters, 9 and 10, examine personal and group ways of working for social change and look at a number of organizes peace and justice movements. These organizations and movements enable us to work effectively with otheres, doing together what we could never do alone. The questions at the end of each chapter may be useful for personal study and reflection and also for conversation and discussion. (Excerpt)


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