In this second of two volumes that offer a theology and practice of restorative justice and peacemaking, longtime activists and animators Elaine Enns and Ched Myers bring together the theory as well as the people who practice “full-spectrum” peacemaking.
In Ambassadors of Reconciliation II Elaine Enns and Ched Myers analyze the contemporary terrain of restorative justice and peacemaking in North America and profiles the exemplary work of nine individuals who live out the scriptural vision in real-life contexts of profound violence and injustice. Among the stories: A convicted drunk driver who dedicates his life to saving lives; the mother of a murder victim who becomes a leading opponent of the death penalty; Christian peacemakers who have risked their lives in Iraq; and Native American leaders who have adopted nonviolent methods to overcome ancient wrongs.
Both Elaine Enns and Ched Myers work for Bartimaeus Ministries in California. Enns has worked for twenty years in the field of restorative justice and conflict resolution. Myers, the author of Binding the Strong Man and Who Will Roll Away the Stone?, focuses on building biblical literacy, church renewal, and faith-based witness for justice.