A local initiative, it reflects recent achievements in nonviolence and peacemaking
, including the growth and development of peace, conflict, and nonviolence studies since 1965.
Aaron David Miller of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars noted on May 11 that, "The only three breakthroughs in the history of Arab-Israeli peacemaking
-- involving Israeli deals with the Egyptians, Jordanians, and Palestinians -- came about through secret diplomacy in which Washington wasn't even involved.
Alex Joyner United Methodists for Constructive Peacemaking
in Israel & Palestine, 757-999-4843, alejojoyner@yahoo.
Finally, we are grateful that Prophetic Peacemaking
shows that Burkholder is not an angry peace person.
He said he would not agree to any plan that disregards Palestinian conditions for resuming peacemaking
US President Barack Obama has refused to back away from his new Middle East peacemaking
vision that has angered Israel, as he addressed the Jewish state's staunchest American supporters amid a deep rift in US-Israeli ties.
The book's central argument is that effective peacemaking
requires in-depth knowledge of the past; a healthy awareness of the political, historical, and cultural context within which a war has taken place; and a full appreciation of the characteristics of the "other.
Accordingly, the world's religions offer processes and paradigms for peacemaking
that go to the heart of the United Nations Charter, and that could be both instructive and instrumental in developing peacemaking
approaches and mobilizing peacekeeping communities.
For nearly two decades, the United States has had a monopoly over peacemaking
efforts in the Middle East, trying to settle the decades-long Arab-Israeli conflict.
In the belief that Christian churches should make restorative justice and peacemaking
their most urgent priority, authors Enns and Myers continue the work begun in Volume I of this series by focusing on work being done in the United States, called "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world," by Dr.
What the president missed is that peacemaking
activities now help define the terrain of conflict once marked out only by the military, Just war cannot be conceived today apart from them.
However, as we were to discover, if peacemaking
was our goal, then learn we must - for peace to succeed, there has to be a constituency that supports peace.