Justpeace Ethics

Author: Jarem Sawatsky

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621890355

Category: Religion

Page: 114

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People too often enter into conflict with an eye on how to resolve, manage, or transform it, thereby losing sight of the people involved and the end desired. Justice and peace too often serve as abstract ideals or distant shores. We have not yet learned enough about how these ends can also be the means of conflict resolution. Drawing on the imaginations of some leading peace and restorative justice practitioners, Justpeace Ethics identifies components of a justpeace imagination--the basis of an alternative ethics, where the end is touched with each step. In this simple companion to justpeace ethics, Jarem Sawatsky helps those struggling with how to respond to conflict and violence in both just and peaceful ways. He offers practical examples of how analysis, intervention, and evaluation can be rooted in a justpeace imagination.
A Just Peace Ethic Primer

Author: Eli S. McCarthy

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781626167575

Category: Religion

Page: 286

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The just peace movement offers a critical shift in focus and imagination. Recognizing that all life is sacred and seeking peace through violence is unsustainable, the just peace approach turns our attention to rehumanization, participatory processes, nonviolent resistance, restorative justice, reconciliation, racial justice, and creative strategies of active nonviolence to build sustainable peace, transform conflict, and end cycles of violence. A Just Peace Ethic Primer illuminates a moral framework behind this praxis and proves its versatility in global contexts. With essays by a diverse group of scholars, A Just Peace Ethic Primer outlines the ethical, theological, and activist underpinnings of a just peace ethic.These essays also demonstrate and revise the norms of a just peace ethic through conflict cases involving US immigration, racial and environmental justice, and the death penalty, as well as gang violence in El Salvador, civil war in South Sudan, ISIS in Iraq, gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, women-led activism in the Philippines, and ethnic violence in Kenya. A Just Peace Ethic Primer exemplifies the ecumenical, interfaith, and multicultural aspects of a nonviolent approach to preventing and transforming violent conflict. Scholars, advocates, and activists working in politics, history, international law, philosophy, theology, and conflict resolution will find this resource vital for providing a fruitful framework and implementing a creative vision of sustainable peace.
Just Peace

Author: Fernando Enns

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621898832

Category: Religion

Page: 226

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Christian theology and ethics have wrestled with the challenge to apply Jesus's central message of nonviolence to the injustices of this world. Is it not right to defend the persecuted by using violence? Is it unjust if the oppressed defend themselves--if necessary by the use of violence--in order to liberate themselves and to create a more just society? Can we leave the doctrine of the just war behind and shift all our attention toward the way of a just peace? In 2011 the World Council of Churches brought to a close the Decade to Overcome Violence, to which the churches committed themselves at the beginning of the century. Just peace has evolved as the new ecumenical paradigm for contemporary Christian ethics. Just peace signals a realistic vision of holistic peace, with justice, which in the concept of shalom is central in the Hebrew Bible as well as in the gospel message of the New Testament. This paradigm needs further elaboration. VU University gathered peacebuilding practitioners and experts from different parts of the world (Africa, Latin America, North America, Asia, and Europe) and from different disciplines (anthropology, psychology, social sciences, law, and theology)--voices from across generations and Christian traditions--to promote discussion about the different dimensions of building peace with justice.
Just Peace After Conflict

Author: Carsten Stahn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198823285

Category: Law

Page: 385

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As contemporary studies have increasingly viewed just post bellum to the concept of peace, or the law of peace, so opinions concerning what a 'just peace' could look like have diverged. Is it merely an elusive ideal? Or is it predominantly procedural justice? Is it dependent on concessions and compromise? In this volume, the third output of a major research project on Jus Post Bellum, Carsten Stahn, Jens Iverson, and Jennifer Easterday bring together a team of experts to explore the issues surrounding a just peace, what it is composed of, and how it makes itself felt in the modern world, concluding that a just peace is not only related to form and
Restorative Christ

Author: Geoff Broughton

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9780718843687

Category: Religion

Page: 202

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The conviction that Jesus is the restorative Christ demands a commitment to the justice he articulated. The justice of the restorative Christ is justice with reconciliation, justice with repentance, justice with repair, and justice without retaliation. The Gospel of Luke and the book of Acts portray the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ through the radical concept of enemy-love. In conversation with Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Jesus-for-others), John Howard Yoder (a nonviolent Jesus), Miroslav Volf (an embracing Jesus), and Chris Marshall (a compassionate Jesus), Broughton demonstrates what the restorative Christ means for us today. Following the restorative Christ faithfully involves imaginative disciplines (seeing, remembering, and desiring), conversational disciplines (naming, questioning, and forgiving), and embodied disciplines (absorbing, repairing, and embracing).
Journal of Moral Theology, Volume 8, Issue 2

Author: Jason King

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532696602

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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Aquinas, Custom, and the Coexistence of Infused and Acquired Cardinal Virtues William C. Mattison III Elevated Virtue? Angela Knobel Moral Virtues, Charity, and Grace: Why the Infused and Acquired Virtues Cannot Co-Exist Jean Porter Catholic Social Teaching, Love and Thomistic Moral Precepts Daniel R. DiLeo Economic Rights, Reciprocity, and Modern Economic Tradition Andrew Beauchamp and Jason A. Heron Local Authoritarianism as a Barrier to Democracy Cristina L.H. Traina Rectifying Political Leadership Through a Just Peace Ethic Eli McCarthy and Leo Lushombo Book Reviews
Journal of Moral Theology, Volume 7, Number 2

Author: Jason King

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725250703

Category: Religion

Page: 116

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Catholic Peacemaking Edited by Jason King Military Sexual Assault as Political Violence and Challenge to Christian Ethics Meghan J. Clark Domestic Violence in the Domestic Church: An Argument for Greater Attention to Intimate Partner Abuse in Catholic Health Care Lauren L. Baker Studies in Scripture for Moral Theologians Jeffrey L. Morrow From Strangers to Neighbors: Toward an Ethics of Sanctuary Cities Gary Slater Round Table Discussion: Just Peacemaking A “Manual” for Escaping Our Vicious Cycles Gerald W. Schlabach A Virtue-Based Just Peace Ethic Eli S. McCarthy The Changing Vision of “Just Peace” in Catholic Social Tradition Lisa Sowle Cahill
Protecting People - and Losing Just Peace?

Author: Ines-Jacqueline Werkner

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643904386

Category: Political Science

Page: 225

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Taking up the international ecumenical debate on 'just peace' and the international responsibility to protect, this volume discusses the relation between the two concepts. It examines such questions as: How does responsibility to protect influence the paradigm of just peace? How can the core idea of prevention be implemented in view of real needs to protect? Can criteria be developed to reflect just peace as a model for Christian peace ethics? Can these criteria also include military intervention as a last resort? (Series: Ecumenical Studies / Okumenische Studien - Vol. 43)
The Present

Author: Ad de Bruijne

Publisher: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt

ISBN: 9783374056217

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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At first the end of the "Cold War" seemed to mark a period of relative rest. However, it became apparent that we have not reached the "end of history". As a matter of fact, the world is confronted by new political constellations of so far unknown martial intensity. Although, Muslim terrorism and the revival of tribalism and nationalism are closely connected. At the same time, the international community proves mostly powerless, as a result of the cooling relationship between East and West. These developments offer challenging questions for Western societies. Both in Germany and in the Anglo-Saxon world, debates on the concepts of Just peace/ Just war have intensified, but mutual engagement between these contexts has remained scarce. Against this background a conference was held in Apeldoorn, in a Dutch "interspace", in 2016, in which ethicists from both contexts were involved. The present volume contains the edited version of the seven contributions to this conference, supplemented with four articles by others that were written deliberately for this volume. [Die Debatte "Gerechter Frieden/Gerechter Krieg". Zwei Diskussionen oder eine?] Nach dem Ende des "Kalten Krieges" hatte es den Anschein, als breche eine Friedensperiode an. Leider hat sich inzwischen gezeigt, dass wir nicht ans "Ende der Geschichte" gelangt sind. Vielmehr sieht sich die Welt am Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts mit neuen politischen Konstellationen ungekannter kriegerischer Intensität konfrontiert. Dabei hängen islamistischer Terror und das Wiederaufleben von Tribalismus und Nationalismus zusammen. Hinzu kommt, dass das Ost-West-Verhältnis sich zunehmend verschlechtert, wodurch die Machtinstrumente der internationalen Gemeinschaft kraftlos geworden sind. Diese Entwicklungen stellen herausfordernde Fragen an die westlichen Gesellschaften. Sowohl in Deutschland als auch in der angelsächsischen Welt ist die Debatte über die Themen Gerechter Frieden/Gerechter Krieg neu aufgebrochen, aber sie findet weitgehend getrennt voneinander statt. Vor diesem Hintergrund hat 2016 in Apeldoorn, im niederländischen "Zwischenraum", eine Konferenz stattgefunden, an der Ethiker aus beiden Kontexten beteiligt waren. Dieser Band dokumentiert deren sieben Vorträge, ergänzt um vier Aufsätze, die speziell für diesen Band geschrieben wurden. Mit Beiträgen von Ted van Baarda, Nigel Biggar, Jan Peter van Bruggen, Ad de Bruijne, Guido de Graaff, Gerard den Hertog, Marco Hofheinz, Wolfgang Lienemann, Hans Ulrich, Pieter Vos, Greetje Witte-Rang.
Just Peace Theory Book One

Author: Valerie Elverton Dixon

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475952636

Category: Political Science

Page: 726

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In these essays I often refer to social contracts such as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and other international conventions that describe a vision of just human relations, especially in the area of culture and health care. We do not live behind a veil of ignorance where we enter into contemplation of questions of right and wrong without an awareness of our own particularities. Moreover, we do not always determine what is right based on reason. But, we do make decisions every day about how we will live within the social contracts that govern our lives. Many of us go along to get along with a let’s-not-rock-the-boat-preserve-the-status-quocaution. Then there are those of us who use the documents of our social contracts to secure more justice and more peace. The purpose is to rock the boat and to disrupt the status quo when it is unjust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I understand Christ as a title not as a person. It is a designation of an anointing. This, in my opinion, is the anointing of radical love. Christ is the human incarnation of divine love. We each ought to strive to become this whether or not we are Christian, whether or not we are even believers. Those of us who are Christians believe that Jesus paid it all. There is no more need for blood-shed sacrifice. Murder is never holy. God does not need it or want it. Our work now is to become living sacrifices that will redeem this world through justice and peace. That is the meaning of these essays. (From the Introduction)
Becoming Nonviolent Peacemakers

Author: Eli Sasaran McCarthy

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621898542

Category: Religion

Page: 276

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Why do many U.S. residents, Catholics and Catholic leaders among them, too often fall short of adequately challenging the use of violence in U.S. policy? The opportunities and developments in approaches to peacemaking have been growing at a significant rate. However, violent methods continue to hold significant sway in U.S. policy and society as the commonly assumed way to "peace." Even when community organizers, policymakers, members of Catholic leadership, and academics sincerely search for alternatives to violence, they too often think about nonviolence as primarily a rule or a strategy. Catholic Social Teaching has been moving toward transcending the limits of these approaches, but it still has significant room for growth. In order to contribute to this growth and to impact U.S. policy, McCarthy draws on Jesus, Gandhi, Ghaffar Khan, and King to offer a virtue-based approach to nonviolent peacemaking with a corresponding set of core practices. This approach is also set in conversation with aspects of human rights discourse to increase its possible impact on U.S. policy. As a whole, Becoming Nonviolent Peacemakers offers an important challenge to contemporary accounts of peacemaking in the U.S.
Decolonising Peace and Conflict Studies through Indigenous Research

Author: Kelli Te Maihāroa

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811667794

Category: Political Science

Page: 372

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This book focuses on how Indigenous knowledge and methodologies can contribute towards the decolonisation of peace and conflict studies (PACS). It shows how Indigenous knowledge is essential to ensure that PACS research is relevant, respectful, accurate, and non-exploitative of Indigenous Peoples, in an effort to reposition Indigenous perspectives and contexts through Indigenous experiences, voices, and research processes, to provide balance to the power structures within this discipline. It includes critiques of ethnocentrism within PACS scholarship, and how both research areas can be brought together to challenge the violence of colonialism, and the colonialism of the institutions and structures within which decolonising researchers are working. Contributions in the book cover Indigenous research in Aotearoa, Australia, The Caribbean, Hawai'i, Israel, Mexico, Nigeria, Palestine, Philippines, Samoa, USA, and West Papua.