Ambassadors of Reconciliation Vol. II: Diverse Christian Practices of Restorative Justice and Peacemaking

Ambassadors of Reconciliation Vol. II: Diverse Christian Practices of Restorative Justice and Peacemaking

by Elaine Enns, Ched Myers


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ISBN-13: 9781570758331
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 11/28/2009
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Howard Zehr ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

Part 1 Models for Integral Restorative Justice and Peacemaking in North America

1 Probing the Roots of Violence 3

2 Tending the Branches of Peacemaking 11

A Estranged Relatives: Mediation and Nonviolent Action 12

B Full-Spectrum Peacemaking 15

C Moral Imagination and Social Change 21

3 Testing the Soil of Power and Privilege 28

A Mapping Social Power 29

B Privilege in Reparative Justice Work: A Conversation with Harley Eagle 37

Part 2 Contemporary Pioneers of Restorative Justice and Peacemaking

4 Victims and Offenders From Violence to Healing 47

A Joe Avila of Prison Fellowship 48

i Walking the "Bridge of Sighs" 49

ii To Make Amends 52

B Marietta Jaeger Lane of Murder Victim Families for Human Rights 58

i I Gave God Permission to Change My Heart 59

ii We Will Not Create Another Victim 64

5 Witnessing in War Zones Deconstructing Enmity 70

A Myrna Bethke of September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows 71

i Facing the Rubble in New York 72

ii Facing the Rubble in Afghanistan 76

B James Loney of Christian Peacemaker Teams 79

i A Helplessness That Leads to God 80

ii Getting in the Way of War 84

6 Sophia's Choice Women Facing the Beast 92

A Elizabeth McAlister of Jonah House 95

i From Dissent to Resistance 96

ii Plowshares Actions as Public Liturgy 100

B Murphy Davis of the Open Door Community 104

i Learning from the Persistent Widow 106

ii Poverty and Prisons: Opposite Ends of the Same System 110

iii Solidarity with the Executed 113

7 Confronting Historic Injustice Truth and Reconciliation 121

A Lawrence Hart of Return to the Earth 122

iEverything I Do Is from My Stance as a Peace Chief 123

ii Laying the Past to Rest with Dignity 127

B Nelson Johnson of the Greensboro Truth and Community Reconciliation Project 133

i Decoding a "Culture of Civility": From the Sit-Ins to the Klan Massacre 134

ii From Death to Resurrection: Toward Beloved Community 140

Conclusion 150

Appendix: Restorative Justice Principles in the Greensboro Truth and Community Reconciliation Project 153

Some Needs of Victims and Their Families 154

Some Needs of Offenders and Their Families 157

Some Needs of Community 159

References 163

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