Reconciliation: Restoring Justice

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Augsburg Books #ad - In all cases, he argues, it involves the restoration of justice. Does christianity have anything besides warmed-over pieties to offer a world torn by estrangement, John de Gruchy, and violently opposed worldviews? In this signal contribution to public theology, alienation, an internationally esteemed political theologian, emphatically affirms the possibility and necessity of reconciliation.

De gruchy expands reconciliations relevance beyond personal piety and ecclesial harmony to encompass group relations, politics, and even the environment. Reconciliation will be welcomed by all whose faith leads them to help alleviate the worlds mounting agonies. Whether born in the mideast, africa, asia, or brought home to the streets of America, violent hatreds often threaten to swamp the minimal cooperation needed to foster life and health.

Reconciliation: Restoring Justice #ad - Forged in the recent experience of south Africa, his work delineates the political and ecclesial significance of reconciliation and shows its importance for interreligious relations, addressing victimization, and international peace. For christians, he says, reconciliation is the center and perennial test of their faith.

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Reconciliation: Mission and Ministry in a Changing Social Order Boston Theological Institute Series Book 3

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ORBIS #ad - Explores the spiritual and political paradoxes that inform the Christians vocation to peacemaking.

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Ministry of Reconciliation: Spirituality & Strategies: Strategies and Spirituality

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ORBIS #ad - In a world of conflict in which religious differences play a significant role, reconciliation grows increasingly important. The ministry of reconciliation shows how with a spirituality of reconciliation we can create the spaces in which reconciliation can happen, and with human strategies, how the process of reconciliation can move forward.

For all those working to overcome the effect of violence – whether in communities and societies, or even in neighborhoods and families – The Ministry of Reconciliation offers a sure guide and inspiration to the way of divine shalom.

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No Future Without Forgiveness

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Image #ad - The establishment of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission was a pioneering international event. With the final report of the commission just published, Archbishop Tutu offers his reflections on the profound wisdom he has gained by helping usher South Africa through this painful experience.

In no future without forgiveness, Tutu argues that true reconciliation cannot be achieved by denying the past. But nor is it easy to reconcile when a nation "looks the beast in the eye. Rather than repeat platitudes about forgiveness, he presents a bold spirituality that recognizes the horrors people can inflict upon one another, and yet retains a sense of idealism about reconciliation.

No Future Without Forgiveness #ad - At the center of this unprecedented attempt at healing a nation has been Archbishop Desmond Tutu, whom President Nelson Mandela named as Chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. With a clarity of pitch born out of decades of experience, Tutu shows readers how to move forward with honesty and compassion to build a newer and more humane world.

Never had any country sought to move forward from despotism to democracy both by exposing the atrocities committed in the past and achieving reconciliation with its former oppressors.

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The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace

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Oxford University Press #ad - Peacebuilding, in his view, is both a learned skill and an art. This new book represents his thinking and learning over the past several years. Finding this art, he says, requires a worldview shift. Conflict professionals must envision their work as a creative act - an exercise of what Lederach terms the "moral imagination.

". His influential 1997 book Building Peace has become a classic in the discipline. He explores the evolution of his understanding of peacebuilding by reflecting on his own experiences in the field. John paul lederach's work in the field of conciliation and mediation is internationally recognized. As founding director of the conflict transformation program and institute of Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, he has provided consultation and direct mediation in a range of situations from the Miskito/Sandinista conflict in Nicaragua to Somalia, the Basque Country, Northern Ireland, and the Philippines.

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The Little Book of Restorative Justice: Revised and Updated Justice and Peacebuilding

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Good Books #ad - Zehr undertakes a massive and complex subject and puts it in graspable from, without reducing or trivializing it. This resource is also suitable for academic classes and workshops, for conferences and trainings, as well as for the layperson interested in understanding this innovative and influential movement.

In the little book of restorative Justice, Zehr first explores how restorative justice is different from criminal justice. Then, before letting those appealing observations drift out of reach into theoretical space, Zehr presents Restorative Justice practices. Here he proposes workable principles and practices for making Restorative Justice possible in this revised and updated edition of his bestselling, seminal book on the movement.

The Little Book of Restorative Justice: Revised and Updated Justice and Peacebuilding #ad - Howard zehr is the father of Restorative Justice and is known worldwide for his pioneering work in transforming understandings of justice. The original edition has sold more than 110, 000 copies. Restorative justice, with its emphasis on identifying the justice needs of everyone involved in a crime, is a worldwide movement of growing influence that is helping victims and communities heal, while holding criminals accountable for their actions.

This is not soft-on-crime, feel-good philosophy, but rather a concrete effort to bring justice and healing to everyone involved in a crime.

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The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race

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Yale University Press #ad - Why has christianity, a religion premised upon neighborly love, willie james Jennings delves deep into the late medieval soil in which the modern Christian imagination grew, failed in its attempts to heal social divisions? In this ambitious and wide-ranging work, to reveal how Christianity’s highly refined process of socialization has inadvertently created and maintained segregated societies.

. A probing study of the cultural fragmentation—social, spatial, and racial—that took root in the Western mind, this book shows how Christianity has consistently forged Christian nations rather than encouraging genuine communion between disparate groups and individuals. Weaving together the stories of zurara, and the former slave writer olaudah Equiano, forgetfulness, the royal chronicler of Prince Henry, Jennings narrates a tale of loss, the famed Anglican Bishop John William Colenso, the Jesuit theologian Jose de Acosta, and missed opportunities for the transformation of Christian communities.

The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race #ad - Touching on issues of slavery, jewish-christian relations, literacy, geography, and translation, Native American history, he brilliantly exposes how the loss of land and the supersessionist ideas behind the Christian missionary movement are both deeply implicated in the invention of race. Using his bold, our communities, nationalist, ethnic, creative, and racial boundaries, with great vision, new ways of imagining ourselves, and courageous critique to imagine a truly cosmopolitan citizenship that transcends geopolitical, Jennings charts, and the landscapes we inhabit.

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Country of My Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa

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Broadway Books #ad - Botha's extraordinary courthouse press conference, this award-winning poet leads us on an amazing journey. Country of my skull captures the complexity of the Truth Commission's work. Through the testimonies of victims of abuse and violence, from the appearance of Winnie Mandela to former South African president P.

In this book, antjie krog, a south african journalist and poet who has covered the work of the commission, the horrors, recounts the drama, the wrenching personal stories of the victims and their families. Krog's powerful prose lures the reader actively and inventively through a mosaic of insights, impressions, and secret themes.

Country of My Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa #ad - . Established in 1995, the commission faced the awesome task of hearing the testimony of the victims of apartheid as well as the oppressors. This compelling tale is antjie Krog's profound literary account of the mending of a country that was in colossal need of change. The dreaded and dangerous security force, and harassed people of color and their white supporters, which for years had systematically tortured, spied upon, was dismantled.

Amnesty was granted to those who offered a full confession of any crimes associated with apartheid. The country, which had been carved into a crazy quilt that reserved the most prosperous areas for whites and the most desolate and backward for blacks, was reunited. But how could this country--one of spectacular beauty and promise--come to terms with its ugly past? How could its people, live side by side as friends and neighbors?To begin the healing process, Nelson Mandela created the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, whom the oppressive white government had pitted against one another, headed by the renowned cleric Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

In one of the most miraculous events of the century, the oppressive system of apartheid was dismantled.

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Exclusion and Embrace, Revised and Updated: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation

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Abingdon Press #ad - In that first edition, professor volf, a croatian by birth, analyzed the civil war and “ethnic cleansing” in the former Yugoslavia, ethnic, and he readily found other examples of cultural, and racial conflict to illustrate his points. Life in the twenty-first century presents a disturbing reality.

Is there any hope of embracing our enemies? of opening the door to reconciliation? Reaching back to the New Testament metaphor of salvation as reconciliation, Volf proposes the idea of embrace as a theological response to the problem of exclusion. Increasingly we see that exclusion has become the primary sin, skewing our perceptions of reality and causing us to react out of fear and anger to all those who are not within our ever-narrowing circle.

Exclusion and Embrace, Revised and Updated: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation #ad - Miroslav volf contends that if the healing word of the gospel is to be heard today, Christian theology must find ways of speaking that address the hatred of the other. In light of this, and not only as we "learn to live with one another, not only as we are reconciled to God, Christians must learn that salvation comes, " but as we take the dangerous and costly step of opening ourselves to the other, of enfolding him or her in the same embrace with which we have been enfolded by God.

Volf won the 2002 louisville grawemeyer award in religion for the first edition of his book, and Reconciliation Abingdon, Otherness, Exclusion & Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, 1996. Otherness, the simple fact of being different in some way, has come to be defined as in and of itself evil.

Since september 11, 2001, and the subsequent epidemic of terror and massive refugee suffering throughout the world, Volf revised Exclusion and Embrace to account for the evolving dynamics of inter-ethnic and international strife.

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Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation Prophetic Christianity Series PC

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Eerdmans #ad - This book is for any who care about the gospel call to justice but feel stuck trying to get there, given the ongoing prevalence of deep racial divisions in the church and society at large. W atch a 2015 interview with the author:. In this provocative book Jennifer Harvey argues for a radical shift in how justice-committed white Christians think about race.

She calls for moving away from the reconciliation paradigm that currently dominates interracial relations and embracing instead a reparations paradigm. Harvey presents an insightful historical analysis of the painful fissures that emerged among activist Christians toward the end of the Civil Rights movement, and she shows the necessity of bringing "white" racial identity into clear view in order to counter today's oppressive social structures.

Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation Prophetic Christianity Series PC #ad - A deeply constructive, hopeful work, Dear White Christians will help readers envision new racial possibilities, including concrete examples of contemporary reparations initiatives.

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Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation

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Penguin Books #ad - After being released from prison and winning South Africa's first free election, Nelson Mandela presided over a country still deeply divided by fifty years of apartheid. The string of wins that followed not only defied the odds, but capped Mandela's miraculous effort to bring South Africans together again in a hard-won, enduring bond.

His plan was ambitious if not far-fetched: use the national rugby team, the Springboks-long an embodiment of white-supremacist rule-to embody and engage a new South Africa as they prepared to host the 1995 World Cup. The inspiration for the film INVICTUS, starring Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman. Beginning in a jail cell and ending in a rugby tournament- the true story of how the most inspiring charm offensive in history brought South Africa together.

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