Book Reviews

The Ambivalence of Peacebuilding

Theories and Contexts

Human Rights and Conflict Resolution in Context: Colombia, Sierra Leone, and Northern Ireland
Eileen F. Babbitt and Ellen L. Lutz, eds.

Book Reviewed by: 
James W. McCarty III

And Still Peace Did Not Come: A Memoir of Reconciliation

What can you do for a child whose youth has been destroyed by war?  This stark question is a very real and critical daily challenge for those who have lived through conflict.

The Spiritual Power of Nonviolence

Author George Wolfe, former director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Ball State University, is among an elite group of professors accused in Donald Horowitz’s

From Nonresistance to Justice

Ervin Stutzman, current Director of Mennonite Church USA, draws from his extensive pastoral, administrative, and academic background to offer a thoughtful interpretation of the con

Jesus and the Gang

The plethora of recent literature concerning the rise in youth-based violence in Latin America predominantly focuses on mechanisms and causes at the root of this trend, such as med

Church, State, and Citizen

Church, State, and Citizen is a compendium of various essays that all address the issue of how Christians currently approach and have approached political engagement in th

The Destructive Power of Religion: Violence in Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Even a cursory exploration of history, or of the evening news, makes the reality of religious violence glaringly apparent.

Being Benevolence: The Social Ethics of Engaged Buddhism

Sallie King’s Being Benevolence: The Social Ethics of Engaged Buddhism provides an overdue and thoughtful scholarly analysis of the often misunderstood or completely

Refusing War, Affirming Peace: A History of Civilian Public Service Camp No. 21 at Cascade Locks

During conflict-based “national crises,” such as the one surrounding US deployment during World War II, pressures to “choose sides,” “rally round the

Contesting Patriotism: Culture, Power, and Strategy in the Peace Movement

Professors Woerhle, Coy, and Maney have written an interesting book about how peace movement organizations (PMOs) have marketed their messages to promote public dialogue on matters

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