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1. Journal for Peace and Justice Studies: Volume > 22 > Issue: 2
Christopher Hrynkow, Dennis O’Hara Earth Matters: Thomas Berry, the Pacifism of Religious Cosmology and the Need for Ecojustice
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This article begins by unfolding Thomas Berry’s notion of Pax Gaia, using the concept as a key to unlock cogent aspects of his geobiological thought. Then, suggesting an addition to John Howard Yoder’s typologies, the authors argue that Berry’s vision of the peace of the Earth can be categorized as a “the pacifism of religious cosmology.” Berry’s cosmology of peace is then grounded with reference to concrete issues of ecojustice, with a particular focus on the interrelated concepts of “biocide” and “geocide.” The article ends by highlighting the need for reinvention of the human, which emerges from the moral imperatives associated with the pacifism of religious cosmology.
2. Journal for Peace and Justice Studies: Volume > 22 > Issue: 2
Eli S. McCarthy Will you really protect us without a gun? Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping in the U.S.
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The habits of direct violence in U.S. society continue to pose dangerous and dehumanizing trends. As scholars and activists cultivate alternatives to the use ofviolence, a key need involves providing direct experience for U.S. residents to explore and see the power of unarmed civilian peacekeeping. In this paper I ask the following questions: How can the international unarmed civilian peacekeeping models influence the U.S. in the form of domestic peace teams? What are the accomplishments and the challenges for local peace teams with an eye toward further development? First, I describe some broad trends in the international work of unarmed civilian peacekeeping. Second, I analyze the accomplishments and challenges for the Michigan Peace Team and Ceasefire in Chicago. Third, I integrate these insights to recommend key contributions from each program toward developing more domestic peace teams. I briefly provide a recent example and analysis of implementing these recommendations in the DC Peace Team.
3. Journal for Peace and Justice Studies: Volume > 22 > Issue: 2
Jason Tatlock The United Nations and the Bible
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State dignitaries and United Nations delegates draw inspiration from a diverse body of philosophical, political, and religious sources as they attempt to produce substantive change throughout the world, or, less altruistically, to further the agendas of their respective nations. The Bible is no stranger to the international body; indeed, it is frequently referenced by U.N. delegates and visiting dignitaries. Its incorporation into monumental architecture near the New York headquarters and its appearance upon artwork at the U.N. complex causes one passage, Isaiah 2:4, to be of particular importance, functioning as the unofficial standard by which the organization is judged. In the analysis that follows, both the unofficial and official roles of the Bible in U.N. discourse, as well as the corpus’ impact on individuals and organizations affiliated with the international organization, will be examined, demonstrating the pervasiveness of both testaments in United Nations affairs.
4. Journal for Peace and Justice Studies: Volume > 22 > Issue: 2
Kawser Ahmed, Sean Byrne, Peter Karari, Olga Skarlato, Julie Hyde Civil Society/NGO Leaders Perceptions of the Effectiveness of the IFI and the EU Peace III Fund in Promoting Equality, Equity, Social Justice and the Fulfillment of Basic Human Needs in (L’) Derry and the Border Area
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External economic aid has played an important role in Northern Ireland’s peacebuilding process, particularly by funding community-based intervention projects.As a consequence of the Troubles, Northern Ireland suffered from severe socioeconomic inequality. These locally funded projects have fostered social cohesion by encouraging cross community interaction aimed at reducing violence and sectarianism. The NGO projects also promote social justice, reduce inequality, and provide the means to meet people’s basic human needs. The field research for this article was conducted during the summer of 2010 and explores the perceptions of 120 civil society leaders and funding agency development officers on the effectiveness of the aid from the IFI and EU Peace III Fund in creating local social-economic NGOs to promote equity, equality, and social justice. The findings of this study reveal significant diversity in the respondents’ descriptions of the aids’s role in promoting equality, equity, and social justice as well as their expressed hopes and frustrations regarding its overall effectiveness.
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5. Journal for Peace and Justice Studies: Volume > 22 > Issue: 2
Cabrini Pak Jim Forest, All is Grace: A Biography of Dorothy Day
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6. Journal for Peace and Justice Studies: Volume > 22 > Issue: 2
Suzanne Wentzel John Dear, Lazarus, Come Forth! How Jesus Confronts the Culture of Death and Invites Us into the New Life of Peace
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7. Journal for Peace and Justice Studies: Volume > 22 > Issue: 2
Timothy Horner Fritz Allhoff, Terrorism, Ticking Time-Bombs, and Torture: A Philosophical Analysis
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8. Journal for Peace and Justice Studies: Volume > 22 > Issue: 2
Joseph J. Feeney, S.J. Adam Hochschild, To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918
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9. Journal for Peace and Justice Studies: Volume > 22 > Issue: 2
María Teresa Dávila Gustavo Gutiérrez: Spiritual Writings
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10. Journal for Peace and Justice Studies: Volume > 22 > Issue: 2
Kishor Thanawala Stan G. Duncan, The Greatest Story Oversold: Understanding Economic Globalization
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