A Guide to Restorative Justice and Peacebuilding

Author: Jarem Sawatsky

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1556352999

Category: Religion

Page: 114

View: 3561

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.
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A Guide to Restorative Justice and Peacebuilding

Author: Jarem Sawatsky

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 162189035X

Category: Religion

Page: 114

View: 7869

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.
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A Guide to Restorative Justice and Peacebuilding

Author: Jarem Sawatsky,Howard Zehr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780718891961

Category: Philosophy

Page: 98

View: 1902

Justice and peace can serve as abstract ideals or some distant shore. Drawing on the imaginations of some leading peace and restorative justice practitioners, Justpeace Ethics identifies components of a justpeace imagination the basis of alternative ethics, where the end goal is touched with each step.
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Spiritual Morality, Radical Love, and the Public Conversation

Author: Valerie Elverton Dixon

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475952635

Category: Political Science

Page: 726

View: 5820

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)
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Ecumenical, Intercultural, and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Author: Fernando Enns,Annette Mosher

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621898830

Category: Religion

Page: 226

View: 8929

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.
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Author: Pierre Allan,Alexis Keller

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199275351

Category: Law

Page: 232

View: 5652

Just War has attracted considerable attention. The words peace and justice are often used together. Surprisingly, however, little conceptual thinking has gone into what constitutes a Just Peace. This book, which includes some of the world's leading scholars, debates and develops the concept of Just Peace.The problem with the idea of a Just Peace is that striving for justice may imply a Just War. In other words, peace and justice clash at times. Therefore, one often starts from a given view of what constitutes justice, but this a priori approach leads - especially when imposed from the outside - straight into discord. This book presents conflicting viewpoints on this question from political, historical, and legal perspectives as well as from a policy perspective.The book also argues that Just Peace should be defined as a process resting on four necessary and sufficient conditions: thin recognition whereby the other is accepted as autonomous; thick recognition whereby identities need to be accounted for; renouncement, requiring significant sacrifices from all parties; and finally, rule, the objectification of a Just Peace by a "text" requiring a common language respecting the identities of each, and defining their rights and duties. This approach basedon a language-oriented process amongst directly concerned parties, goes beyond liberal and culturalist perspectives. Throughout the process, negotiators need to build a novel shared reality as well as a new common language allowing for an enduring harmony between previously clashing peoples.It challenges a liberal view of peace founded on norms claiming universal scope. The liberal conception has difficulty in solving conflicts such as civil wars characterized typically by fundamental disagreements between different communities. Cultures make demands that are identity-defining, and some of these defy the "cultural neutrality" that is one of the foundations of liberalism. Therefore, the concept of Just Peace cannot be solved within the liberal tradition.
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Humanitarian Intervention and International Law

Author: Simon Chesterman

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199257997

Category: Law

Page: 295

View: 8305

The question of the legality of humanitarian intervention is, at first blush, a simple one. The Charter of the United Nations clearly prohibits the use of force, with the only exceptions being self-defence and enforcement actions authorized by the Security Council. There are, however, long-standing arguments that a right of unilateral intervention pre-existed the Charter. This book, which won the ASIL Certificate of Merit in 2002, begins with an examination of the genealogy of that right, and arguments that it might have survived the passage of the Charter, either through a loophole in Article 2(4) or as part of customary international law. It has also been argued that certain `illegitimate' regimes lose the attributes of sovereignty and thereby the protection given by the prohibition of the use of force. None of these arguments is found to have merit, either in principle or in the practice of states. A common justification for a right of unilateral humanitarian intervention concerns the failure of the collective security mechanism created after the Second World War. Chapters 4 and 5, therefore, examine Security Council activism in the 1990s, notable for the plasticity of the circumstances in which the Council was prepared to assert its primary responsibility for international peace and security, and the contingency of its actions on the willingness of states to carry them out. This reduction of the Council's role from substantive to formal partly explains therecourse to unilateralism in that decade, most spectacularly in relation to the situation in Kosovo. Crucially, the book argues that such unilateral enforcement is not a substitute for but the opposite of collective action. Though often presented as the only alternative to inaction, incorporating a `right' of intervention would lead to more such interventions being undertaken in bad faith, it would be incoherent as a principle, and it would be inimical to the emergence of an international rule of law.
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Ecumenical, Intercultural, and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Author: Fernando Enns,Annette Mosher

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1620323621

Category: Religion

Page: 226

View: 3595

"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. "
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An Ethic of Political Reconciliation

Author: Daniel Philpott

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190248351

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 9740

In the wake of massive injustice, how can justice be achieved and peace restored? Is it possible to find a universal standard that will work for people of diverse and often conflicting religious, cultural, and philosophical backgrounds?
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Orthodox Perspectives

Author: Semegnish Asfaw,Alexios Chehadeh,Marian Gh Simion

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9782825415542

Category: Political Science

Page: 298

View: 9209

Despite their largely pacifist origins, Christianity and Christian traditions can claim only limited success in their efforts to conciliate conflict, avoid violence, and stop war. Perhaps it is time, say the eminent contributors to this deeply reflective volume, to look East, to the very different perspectives of Orthodox Christians on issues of war, peace, and the justice that must undergird peace. Writing from Europe and Russia, as well as the Middle East and Asia, two dozen Orthodox theologians and church people cast the classic dilemmas of war and peace, military service, just war, and religious nationalism into a deeper theological framework. Contents include historical characterisations of Orthodox in a variety of settings and nations (Greece, Oriental Christianity, Bulgaria, Armenia, Western Europe, etc.), dilemmas of nationalism for the churches, the Russian Orthodox Church and the military, the invasion of Iraq, globalisation, fundamentalisms, inter-religious tensions, the ecclesial vocation of peacemaking.
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Author: Eric Patterson

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1589018974

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have focused new attention on a perennial problem: how to end wars well. What ethical considerations should guide war’s settlement and its aftermath? In cases of protracted conflicts, recurring war, failed or failing states, or genocide and war crimes, is there a framework for establishing an enduring peace that is pragmatic and moral? Ethics Beyond War’s End provides answers to these questions from the just war tradition. Just war thinking engages the difficult decisions of going to war and how war is fought. But from this point forward just war theory must also take into account what happens after war ends, and the critical issues that follow: establishing an enduring order, employing political forms of justice, and cultivating collective forms of conciliation. Top thinkers in the field—including Michael Walzer, Jean Bethke Elshtain, James Turner Johnson, and Brian Orend—offer powerful contributions to our understanding of the vital issues associated with late- and post conflict in tough, real-world scenarios that range from the US Civil War to contemporary quagmires in Afghanistan, the Middle East, and the Congo.
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Studies from Hollow Water, the Iona Community, and Plum Village

Author: Jarem Sawatsky

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846428913

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 4007

What is healing justice? Who practices it? What does it look like? In this groundbreaking international comparative study on healing justice, Jarem Sawatsky examines traditional communities including Hollow Water - an Aboriginal and Métis community in Canada renowned for their holistic healing work in the face of 80 per cent sexual abuse rates; the Iona Community - a dispersed Christian ecumenical community in Scotland known for their work towards peace, healing and social justice, rebuilding of community and the renewal of worship; and Plum Village - a Vietnamese initiated Buddhist community in southern France, and home to Nobel Peace Prize nominated author, Thich Nhat Hanh. These case studies record a search for the kind of social, structural, and spiritual relationships necessary to sustain a healing view of justice. Through comparing cases, Sawatsky identifies the common patterns, themes, and imagination which these communities share. These commonalities among those that practice healing justice are then examined for their implications for wider society, particularly for restorative justice and criminal justice. This innovative book is accessible to those new to the topic, while at the same time being beneficial to experienced researchers, and will appeal internationally to practitioners, students, and anyone interested in restorative justice, law, peace building, and religious studies.
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Stories of Wisdom and Love

Author: Jarem Sawatsky

Publisher: Red Canoe Press via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1775382109

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 274

View: 6029

“This is one of those books you wish everyone would read and keep and meditate on.”-Thomas Moore, NYT bestselling author of Care for the Soul “Wise, beautiful and invaluable” -Tara Brach, bestselling author of Radical Acceptance Has an unfair past yielded years of endless anguish? Discover ancient traditions that will teach you to live a brighter future. Does your life seem rife with injustice? Have you ever noticed that sometimes seeking out justice only leads to more suffering? Are you searching for a less destructive path to fulfillment? Bestselling author Jarem Sawatsky has travelled the world to find a better way. After spending extensive time studying communities that practice healing justice, he’s ready to share these joyful teachings with you. Healing Justice: Stories of Wisdom and Love combines research, storytelling, and honest observations to challenge the outdated notion that justice requires trading an eye for an eye. Sawatsky immersed himself in communities in Canada, Scotland, and France that employ little-known practices to transform suffering into wellness. By sharing the teachings of the lotus, the eagle feather, and the Celtic knot, the author lights the path in your journey toward regaining your wholeness. In Healing Justice, you’ll discover: Practical steps to turn pain and suffering into positivity The relationships necessary to support holistic inner healing The alternatives to violence, vengeance, and shame when seeking justice How to incline your life toward a healthier future Observations from a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated author, and much, much more! Healing Justice is an inspirational guide for adapting a painful past into a restorative future. If you like the works of Brené Brown, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Malcolm Gladwell, then you’ll love Jarem Sawatsky’s groundbreaking guide about returning to a life of joy. Buy Healing Justice to begin your journey toward peace today! PRAISE FOR HEALING JUSTICE " In this wise and beautiful book, we bear witness to how compassion and healing are unfolding in highly diverse communities across the globe. Thank you, Jarem, for sharing these invaluable illustrations of our human potential. -TARA BRACH, bestselling author of Radical Acceptance "Healing Justice is essential reading for this moment in history. Through captivating real-life stories, Jarem Sawatsky deftly shows us that if we take the time to learn about our own humanness, justice can be transformative."-SENATOR MURRAY SINCLAIR "Jarem Sawatsky discovered in his brokenness a Muse and Angel that guided his life work and inspired this beautiful book. You heal yourself and your world by means of your illnesses and injustices. This is one of those books you wish everyone would read and keep and meditate on." -THOMAS MOORE, New York Times bestselling author of Care for the Soul TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1 - Shatteredness and the Unshatterable Chapter 2 - Plum Village and the Playground of Thich Nhat Hanh Chapter 3- Hollow Water Community and The Holistic Circle Healing Chapter 4 - The Iona Community and the Wild Goose Chapter 5 - Listening to the Stories: What Kind of Love and Wisdom is This?
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Jesus, Justice, and Discipleship

Author: Geoff Broughton

Publisher: The Lutterworth Press

ISBN: 0718843444

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).
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The Struggle for a Just Peace

Author: Richard A. Falk

Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)

ISBN: 9780745399751

Category: History

Page: 176

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Richard Falk, former UN Special Rapporteur for Palestine (2008-2014), has dedicated much of his life to the study of the Israel/Palestine conflict. In Palestine's Horizon, he brings his experiences to bear on one of the most controversial issues of our times.This book explores the intricacies and interconnections of the history and politics of Israel/Palestine, in light of the global community's troubled morality. After enduring years of violent occupation, the Palestinian movement is exploring different avenues for peace. These include the pursuit of rights under international law in venues such as the UN and International Criminal Court, and the new emphasis on global solidarity and non-violent militancy embodied by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Campaign, among others.Falk refutes the notion that the Palestinian struggle is a 'lost cause' by focusing on new tactics of resistance. He also reflects on the legacy of Edward Said, drawing on the importance of his humanist thought. Against this background, he provides a vision of peace that is mindful of the formidable difficulties of achieving a just solution to the long conflict.
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The Ethics of Military Anthropology

Author: George R. Lucas, Jr.

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759119198

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 787

Anthropologists in Arms traces the troubled history of social scientists' collaboration with national military, security, and intelligence organizations and analyzes the moral and ethical debates provoked by the rise of 'military anthropology'—particularly the practice of embedding anthropologists with combat troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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An Introduction

Author: Helen Frowe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317370600

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

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The Ethics of War and Peace is a lively introduction to one of the oldest but still most relevant ethical debates. Focusing on the philosophical questions surrounding the ethics of modern war, Helen Frowe presents contemporary just war theory in a stimulating and accessible way. This 2nd edition includes new material on weapons and technology, and humanitarian intervention, in addition to: theories of self-defence and national defence jus ad bellum, jus in bello and jus post bellum the moral status of combatants the principle of non-combatant immunity and the nature of terrorism and the moral status of terrorists. Each chapter uses examples and concludes with a summary, discussion questions and suggestions for further reading to aid student engagement, learning and revision. The glossary has been expanded to cover the full range of relevant terminology. This is the ideal textbook for students of philosophy and politics approaching this important area for the first time.
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Transforming Initiatives for Justice and Peace

Author: Glen Harold Stassen

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664252984

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 3532

Believing Christians should direct their energies toward finding a set of criteria and a model for a "just peace" instead of "just war", Stassen bases his peace theory on the new reality of our world, recent Biblical interpretation, and on the experiences of people who lived in the face of oppression and nuclear threat.
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Mindfulness Training for Those Living with Dementia, Chronic Illness or an Aging Brain

Author: Jarem Sawatsky

Publisher: Red Canoe Press via PublishDrive

ISBN: 0995324212

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 225

View: 2607

"If you need some encouragement in living with joy, read this book. It will change your perspective on everything." —Lana Philips "Sawatsky beautifully models a way to dance in the gale of full catastrophe, to celebrate life, to laugh with it and at himself." —Jon Kabat-Zinn, national bestselling author of Full Catastrophe Living "...beautiful and inspiring book...full of humor and wisdom about the pain of loss in our life, by someone living with a debilitating disease." —Jean Vanier, national bestselling author of Becoming Human NATIONAL BESTSELLER 2017 NAUTILUS AWARD WINNER 2017 LIVING NOW BOOK AWARD WINNER Want to enjoy the life you are living, even as you face major life challenges? Is your mind succumbing to age? Is your body failing you? Can you ever find joy, peace, or fulfillment in these challenging conditions? The answer is a resounding YES. Author Jarem Sawatsky saw the countless guides out there for those caring for the ill and healing the curable, but when he was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease he found there was nothing for those living with incurable illness. He quit his job as a professor and devoted his life to exploring the possibilities of living with chronic conditions. Now he’s bringing his findings and insights to you in this empowering mindfulness guide. In Dancing With Elephants you’ll discover: Simple practices to bring healing to your heart and life to your new outlook Humorous (and occasionally heart-wrenching) stories of Sawatsky’s own journey of self-discovery and surprising family caregiving Multiple ways to build confidence in yourself, even when you’ve been shaken to the core A new perspective to transform your pain and renew your spirit Practical tools to face your seemingly inescapable fears, and much, much more! Based on the popular blog of the same name, Dancing With Elephants includes insightful interviews with compassion experts Jon Kabat-Zinn, Lucy Kalanithi, and Patch Adams. Sawatsky’s landmark book provides support that only a fellow traveler down this road can offer. If you like touching stories, mindful wisdom, and a touch of irreverent humor, then you’ll love Sawatsky’s life-changing book. Buy Dancing With Elephants today to discover a new way to live with joy! PRAISE FOR DANCING WITH ELEPHANTS "Sawatsky beautifully models a way to dance in the gale of full catastrophe, to celebrate life, to laugh with it and at himself." --Jon Kabat-Zinn, national bestselling author of Full Catastrophe Living "...beautiful and inspiring book...full of humor and wisdom about the pain of loss in our life, by someone living with a debilitating disease." --Jean Vanier, national bestselling author of Becoming Human "In Dancing with Elephants, Jarem Sawatsky offers a powerful example of the art of real happiness. This inspiring story reminds us just how essential it is to bring lovingkindness into every step of life, no matter how difficult the path." --Sharon Salzberg, New York Times bestselling author of Real Happiness "When life seems to be falling apart, Jarem Sawatsky's interesting and entertaining book reminds us that laughter is what we need to not take ourselves too seriously. "--Jen Mann, New York Times bestselling author of People I Want to Punch in the Throat
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