The Seven Steps of Just Peacemaking

Have you ever considered what active peacemaking might actually look like? In his book, Just Peacemaking: Transforming Initiatives for Justice and Peace, Glen H. Strassen makes the observation that maybe we’ve all been too negative: Ever since [Constantine, Ambrose and Augustine] there has been a debate between pacifism and just war theory: Should Christians giveContinue reading “The Seven Steps of Just Peacemaking”

Isaiah and Nonviolence

This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem: In the last days the mountain of the LORD’s temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go upContinue reading “Isaiah and Nonviolence”

The Anabaptist Tradition and the Politics of Jesus

I have mentioned my Anabaptist influences on a number of occasions but now realise, having been asked to explain what the Anabaptist tradition is by one of you, that I really haven’t explained what that means much before now, that I have presumed too much. In summary then, the Anabaptist movement of the sixteenth centuryContinue reading “The Anabaptist Tradition and the Politics of Jesus”