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People behind the Peace : Community and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland
     

People behind the Peace : Community and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland

by Ronald A. Wells
 
The social and political strife in Northern Ireland is one of the longest-lived conflicts in the modern world. Yet the full story of Northern Ireland, including the peace process finally begun with the 1998 Good Friday agreement, is more expansive than the political sphere. This timely work tells the important stories of Christians who helped create the context in

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The social and political strife in Northern Ireland is one of the longest-lived conflicts in the modern world. Yet the full story of Northern Ireland, including the peace process finally begun with the 1998 Good Friday agreement, is more expansive than the political sphere. This timely work tells the important stories of Christians who helped create the context in which the politicians were able to build a framework for reconciliation in Northern Ireland.

Ronald Wells first traces the history of the troubles in Northern Ireland and locates the beginning of the peace process in the nexus of the international discussion about forgiveness and reconciliation in public life. Then Wells narrates the pivotal role of three local communities in developing a context for peace—the Corrymeela Community (Presbyterian), the Christian Renewal Centre (Anglican Church of Ireland), and the Columbanus Community of Reconciliation (Roman Catholic).

Current, powerful, and moving, People behind the Peace shows how Christian witness can have lasting societal and political impact.

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Fort Worth Star-Telegram
People behind the Peace provides an encouraging glimpse of people truly seeking to bring about accord in a region that needs it badly.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802846679
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/30/1999
Pages:
126
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.40(d)

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