Seeking Peace in Africa: Stories from African Peacemakers

Book, 2007, 246 pp
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Seeking Peace in Africa is a direct reply to the World Council of Churches' Decade to Overcome Violence. The WCC appealed to the Historic Peace Churches to share their responses to the enormous reach of terror and violation of human life in this generation. The stories in this volume are the hopeful responses of Africans who have lived through horrific violence. Some are unbearable tales of despair at the loss of millions of lives due to warfare, riots, terror, starvation, AIDS and disease. Others are remarkable descriptions of courageous peacemaking in the midst of nearly impossible circumstances.
"In a time of state violence and disregard for the sanctity of the individual human body, members of the Historic Peace Churches have crafted an important book to preserve the sanity of the global family. Accenting insights from Africa, contributing writers not only show how to end violence and realize peace. They also give concrete suggestions about Christian and humane values needed to build peaceful, human communities. If there is to be a non-violent 21st century, then right relations -- privileging the vulnerable, the oppressed and the poor; seeing relationality and inclusivity; celebrating differences; inviting hospitality; risking inter-faith peace; and offering reconciliation -- come to the fore. This joyful and hopeful book is about the healing of the soul, our humanity, and the beauty of all creation.” —Dwight N. Hopkins, Author, Being Human: Race, Culture, and Religion
PublisherCascadia Publishing House

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