"Peacebuilding" refers to a range of topics, ranging from conflict prevention to post-conflict reconciliation. In this volume Catholic theologians, ethicists, and scholar practitioners join to examine the challenge of peacebuilding in theory and practice. While many of the essays deal with general themes of reconciliation, forgiveness, interreligious dialogue, and human rights, there are also case studies of peacebuilding in such diverse contexts as Colombia, the Philippines, Africa and Indonesia.
This volume will be indispensable to all scholars and practioners engaged in developing a theology and ethic of just peace, as well as for students seeking to understand the interaction between theology, ethics, and lived Christianity.
Contributors include: John Paul Lederach; Maryann Cusimano Love; Daniel Philpott; William Headley and Reina Neufeldt; Todd Whitmore; Peter-John Pearson; Thomas Michel; Kenneth Himes; Lisa Sowle Cahill; Peter Phan; and David OBrien.
Robert Schreiter, C.PP.S., is the Bernardin Center Vatican II Professor of Theology at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.
R. Scott Appleby is Director of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at Notre Dame.
Gerard P. Powers is Director of Catholic Peacebuilding Studies at the Joan B. Kroc Institute. For seventeen years, he was a senior advisor in the Office of International Justice and Peace of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the last six as director. He lives in South Bend, IN.