Ambassadors of Reconciliation Volume II: Diverse Christian Practices of Restorative Justice and Peacemaking

Book, 2009, 173 pp
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This is the second of two volumes exploring a theology and practice of faith-rooted restorative justice and peacemaking. "Restorative justice" refers to a social movement that seeks to repair interpersonal, communal, and social injustices without recourse to violence or retribution. Its practitioners are peacemakers on the frontlines of human conflicts.

Volume I explored the New Testament foundation for this work. This volume analyzes the contemporary terrain of restorative justice and peacemaking in North America and profiles the exemplary work of nine practitioners who incarnate the scriptural vision in real life contexts of profound violence and injustice.

Among the stories: A convicted drunk driver who dedicates his life to saving lives; the mother of a murder victim who becomes a leading opponent of the death penalty; Christian peacemakers who have risked their lives in Iraq; Native American leaders who have adopted nonviolent methods to overcome ancient wrongs.
“Whether old time activists or mediators, or new and younger Christians, all will find fresh wisdom and encouragement here to rebuild and widen the many Christian movements for restorative justice and peacemaking."–John Dear, author, Living Peace

“The disconnected buds, shoots, and branches of Christian peacemaking have been successfully reconnected in the theory and stories of Ambassadors of Reconciliation…an overdue service toward our common work, rebuilding the peace house.” –Gene Stoltzfus, Co-founder, Christian Peacemaker Teams
TypePrint
TopicReconciliation, Restorative Justice
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
PublisherOrbis Books
CollectionMCA's E3 in the World (Year 3)
ISBN9781570758331

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