This clearly articulated statement offers a hopeful and workable approach to conflict—that eternally beleaguering human situation. Conflict transformation is an idea with a deep reach. John paul lederach is internationally recognized for his breakthrough thinking and action related to conflict on all levels—person-to-person, factions within communities, warring nations.
Little Book of Trauma Healing: When Violence Striked And Community Security Is ThreatenedGood Books #ad - A title in the little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series. Now, carolyn yoder, star director, has shaped the strategies and learnings from those experiences into a book for all who have known terrorism and threatened security. A startlingly helpful approach. The staff and faculty proposed Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience STAR programs.
Following the staggering events of september 11, the center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University was asked to help, along with Church World Service, 2001, to equip religious and civil leaders for dealing with traumatized communities.
Little Book of Strategic Peacebuilding: A Vision And Framework For Peace With Justice Justice and PeacebuildingGood Books #ad - A title in the little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series. She foresees justpeace—a sustainable state of affairs because it is a peace which insists on justice. Schirch singles out four critical actions that must be undertaken if peace is to take root at any level — 1. Waging conflict nonviolently; 2.
Reducing direct violence; 3. Transforming relationships; and 4. Building capacity. In fact, she points a way to more than the absence of conflict. From schirch's 15 years of experience as a peacebuilding consultant in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Lisa schirch sets forth paths to such realities. So we'd all like a more peaceful world—no wars, no office tensions, no more racism, no community disputes, no poverty, no marital skirmishes.
The Little Book of Restorative Justice: Revised and Updated Justice and PeacebuildingGood Books #ad - 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. 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.
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.
The Little Book of Restorative Justice: Revised and Updated Justice and Peacebuilding #ad - 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. Howard zehr is the father of Restorative Justice and is known worldwide for his pioneering work in transforming understandings of justice.
The Little Book of Dialogue for Difficult Subjects: A Practical, Hands-On Guide The Little Books of Justice & PeacebuildingGood Books #ad - The word "dialogue" suffers from over-use, yet its practice is as transforming and as freshly hopeful as ever. Campt has focused on racial and class reconciliation in American cities. Authors schirch and campt demonstrate dialogue's life and possibilities in this clear and absorbing manual: "Dialogue allows people in conflict to listen to each other, affirm their common ground, and explore their differences in a safe environment.
Schirch has worked throughout the Southern hemisphere in peacebuilding projects.
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Lederach leads readers through stories of conflict and reconciliation in Scripture, using these stories as anchors for peacemaking strategies that Christians can put into practice in families and churches. Lederach, who has written twenty-two books and whose work has been translated into more than twelve languages, also offers new lenses through which to view conflict, whether congregational conflicts or global terrorism.
Reconcile: Conflict Transformation for Ordinary Christians #ad - Emotionally powerful and full of practical advice and resources. Publishers weeklyreconcile: conflict transformation for ordinary Christians, by international mediator John Paul Lederach serves as a guidebook for Christians seeking a scriptural view of reconciliation and practical steps for transforming conflict.
Originally published as the journey toward reconciliation and based on Lederach’s work in war zones on five continents, this revised and updated book tells dramatic stories of what works—and what doesn’t—in entrenched conflicts between individuals and groups.
The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building PeaceOxford University Press #ad - John paul lederach's work in the field of conciliation and mediation is internationally recognized. His influential 1997 book Building Peace has become a classic in the discipline. 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, Northern Ireland, the Basque Country, and the Philippines.
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. ". This new book represents his thinking and learning over the past several years. He explores the evolution of his understanding of peacebuilding by reflecting on his own experiences in the field.
The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace #ad - Peacebuilding, in his view, is both a learned skill and an art.
Little Book of Circle Processes: A New/Old Approach To Peacemaking Little Books of Justice & PeacebuildingGood Books #ad - The practice draws on the ancient Native American tradition of a talking piece. Peacemaking circles are used in neighborhoods to provide support for those harmed by crime and to decide sentences for those who commit crime, in the workplace to deal with conflict, in schools to create positive classroom climates and resolve behavior problems, and in social services to develop more organic support systems for people struggling to get their lives together.
A title in the little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series. Our ancestors gathered around a fire in a circle, families gather around their kitchen tables in circles, and now we are gathering in circles as communities to solve problems.
Becoming Nonviolent Peacemakers: A Virtue Ethic for Catholic Social Teaching and U.S. PolicyPickwick Publications, an Imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers #ad - This well-researched book does a masterful job making nonviolence--arguably the most important principle we can learn--available to millions of readers. Michael nagler, mccarthy helps us cultivate the dispositions, Professor Emeritus, practices, University of California Berkeley "Using the time-tested virtue approach to ethics, and rules needed for nonviolent peace-building.
It is highly original and intellectually precise, while remaining grounded in the Christian life and passion for social change. Residents, catholics and Catholic leaders among them, too often fall short of adequately challenging the use of violence in U. S. As a whole, becoming nonviolent Peacemakers offers an important challenge to contemporary accounts of peacemaking in the U.
Becoming Nonviolent Peacemakers: A Virtue Ethic for Catholic Social Teaching and U.S. Policy #ad - S. Many believe, myself among them, the world must change its violent course if humanity is to survive and go forward. In order to contribute to this growth and to impact U. S. But then, and proposes a contemporary, and Muslim models, he engages Hindu, with virtue's ability to culturally adapt, Christian, realistic vision.
He translates this vision into the language of human rights so as to give it even more universal appeal. Policy and society as the commonly assumed way to "peace.
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Look at us. At the beginning of this strike, we were just a bunch of ladies. ". Nothing can ever be the same as it was before, " said Diane McCormick of the Morenci Miners Women's Auxiliary. Like kingsolver's award-winning novels, Holding the Line is a beautifully written book grounded on the strength of its characters.
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When the strike dragged on and men left to seek jobs elsewhere, women continued to picket, organize support, and defend their rights even when the towns were occupied by the National Guard.