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Author Thistlethwaite, Susan Brooks, 1948-

Title Abrahamic alternatives to war : Jewish, Christian, and Muslim perspectives on just peacemaking / Susan Thistlethwaite and Glen Stassen ; with contributions by Mohammed Abu-Nimer [and others]
Published Washington, DC : U.S. Institute of Peace, ©2008
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Description 1 online resource (19 pages)
Series Special report ; 214
Special report (United States Institute of Peace) ; 214
Contents Introduction -- Reckoning with the sacred sources of violence -- Scripture mandates and methods for "just peacemaking" -- Toward and Abrahamic just peacemaking paradigm -- Conclusion -- A joint statement
Summary Eight Muslim scholar-leaders, six Jewish scholar-leaders, and eight Christian scholar-leaders met from June 13 to 15, 2007, in Stony Point, N.Y., at a conference sponsored by the United States Institute of Peace and the Churches' Center for Theology and Public Policy. Conference participants specified practices within each of the three faith traditions that could lay the groundwork for nonviolent alternatives to resolving conflict and addressing injustice, while also identifying roadblocks in the sacred texts of their traditions to creating such processes. The scholars' teachings found that these ancient religious teachings on peace and justice are often consistent with modern conflict-resolution theory. This report examines passages that support violence in each tradition's scripture, presents definitions of 'just peacemaking" in each tradition, summarizes places of convergence that might create the foundation for a program offering an Abrahamic alternative to war and presents a joint statement and series of commitments reached at the end of the conference
Notes "October 2008."
Caption title from title screen (viewed on Oct. 20, 2008)
Subject Peace -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Peace -- Religious aspects -- Islam
Peace -- Religious aspects -- Judaism
Reconciliation -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Reconciliation -- Religious aspects -- Islam
Reconciliation -- Religious aspects -- Judaism
Peace -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Peace -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Peace -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Reconciliation -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Reconciliation -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Form Electronic book
Author Abu-Nimer, Mohammed, 1962-
Stassen, Glen Harold, 1936-2014
United States Institute of Peace