Practical Skills for Conflict Transformation
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Author: Carolyn Schrock-Shenk,Lawrence Ressler
Publisher: Herald Press (VA)
Category: Family & Relationships
Does conflict still surprise and often overwhelm you? Do you wish you had a better understanding of how to transform life's inevitable conflicts from problems to opportunities? Do you wonder what power has to do with conflict? Here is a practical guide to understanding and transforming conflict based on biblical and Anabaptist principles. Over 20 noted authors shaped by many experiences and cultures tell of lessons taught by walking conflict's holy ground. Some insights will be familiar, some new--and some able to trigger new conflict! Study questions continue the conversation begun in each of 17 chapters and will help highlight the common ground as well as differences readers may have with authors and each other. Making Peace with Conflict is a project of Mennonite Conciliation Service, a program of Mennonite Central Committee U.S.
Making Peace with Others the Way God Makes Peace with Us
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Author: Kenneth C. Newberger
Publisher: Xulon Press
About the Book This book introduces the Judeo-Christian Model of Peacemaking. It outlines the peacemaking process that is patterned after the way God makes peace with us. You will greatly benefit from this work if you are: (1) personally experiencing conflict, (2) concerned about tensions in your church, (3) want to learn how to become a peacemaker. Illustrations from all over the globe saturate the book to captivate your interest and bring clarity. Reviewers comments have ranged from eminently practical and must-have resource to brilliant and new gold standard. Accompanying study guides for small group discussion and adult Sunday School classes are available free of charge at www.HopeintheFaceofConflict.com. There is enough weekly material for three months or more of lively discussion.
Making Peace and Doing Justice After Civil Conflict, Expanded and Updated Edition
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Author: Nigel Biggar
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Category: Political Science
No one can deny how September 11, 2001, has altered our understandings of "Peace" and "Justice" and "Civil Conflict." Those have become words with startling new life in our vocabularies. Yet "making" peace and "doing" justice must remain challenges that are among the highest callings of humanity—especially in a terror-heightened world. Nigel Biggar, Christian ethicist and editor of this now more than ever "must read" (Choice) volume, newly expanded and updated, addresses head-on the concept of a redemptive burying of the past, urging that the events of that infamous date be approached as a transnational model of conflict-and suggesting, wisely and calmly, that justice can be even the better understood if we should undertake the very important task of locating the sources of hostility, valid or not, toward the West. Burying the Past asks these important questions: How do newly democratic nations put to rest the conflicts of the past? Is granting forgiveness a politically viable choice for those in power? Should justice be restorative or retributive? Beginning with a conceptual approach to justice and forgiveness and moving to an examination of reconciliation on the political and on the psychological level, the collection examines the quality of peace as it has been forged in the civil conflicts in Rwanda, South Africa, Chile, Guatemala and Northern Ireland. There are times in history when "making peace" and "doing justice" seem almost impossible in the face of horrendous events. Those responses are understandably human. But it is in times just like these when humanity can—and must—rise to its possibilities and to its higher purposes in order to continue considering itself just and humane.
Preventing Violent Conflict in Macedonia
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Author: Alice Ackermann
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
The first in-depth account of how Macedonia-one of the few examples of successful preventive diplomacy-held onto peace during the violent breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s.
The 1872 Journal of Captain Joseph Alton Sladen
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Author: Edwin Russell Sweeney
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"Cochise" was a name that struck terror into hearts across the Southwest. Yet in the autumn of 1872, Brigadier General Oliver Otis Howard and his aide-de-camp, Lieutenant Joseph Alton Sladen, entered Arizona's rocky Dragoon Mountains in search of the elusive Chiricahua Apache chief. Accompanied only by a guide and two Apache scouts, they sought to convince Cochise that the bloody fighting between his people and the Americans must stop. After twelve years of war, Cochise had already reached that conclusion, but he had found no American official he could trust. Known as the "Christian general" during the Civil War, General Howard was a man of courage, honesty, and compassion. When he went bravely to visit Cochise, who later recalled that "to do so might have caused his death", he won the Indian's sincere respect. Howard's devoted aide, Joseph Sladen, maintained a journal during their two-month quest from Fort Tularosa, New Mexico, to Cochise's stronghold. During the time he spent with Cochise and his Chokonen band, Sladen had the opportunity to observe the chief among his people. A student of medicine and human nature, Sladen found much to admire in Apache culture. His anecdotes about Cochise offer a perspective on the man that no other account provides. Joseph Sladen's journal is a unique source on Chiricahua lifeways and an engrossing tale of travel and adventure. Enriched by Edwin R. Sweeney's introduction, epilogue, and lively notes, Making Peace with Cochise is both a tribute to the legendary chief and his people and a remembrance of two courageous officers who helped change the course of Apache-American relations.
Why Your Papers, Books, Clothes, and Other Possessions Keep Overwhelming You and What to Do About It
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Author: Cindy Glovinsky
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
A guide to understanding why your possessions keep overwhelming you and what to do about it, written by a professional organizer and psychotherapist. Do you spend much of your time struggling against the growing ranks of papers, books, clothes, housewares, mementos, and other possessions that seem to multiply when you're not looking? Do these inanimate objects, the hallmarks of busy modern life, conspire to fill up every inch of your space, no matter how hard you try to get rid of some of them and organize the rest? Do you feel frustrated, thwarted, and powerless in the face of this ever-renewing mountain of stuff? Help is on the way. Cindy Glovinsky, practicing psychotherapist and personal organizer, is uniquely qualified to explain this nagging, even debilitating problem -- and to provide solutions that really work. Writing in a supportive, nonjudmental tone, Glovinsky uses humorous examples, questionnaires, and exercises to shed light on the real reasons why we feel so overwhelmed by papers and possessions and offers individualized suggestions tailored to specific organizing problems. Whether you're drowning in clutter or just looking for a new way to deal with the perennial challenge of organizing and managing material things, this fresh and reassuring approach is sure to help. Making Peace with the Things in Your Life will help you cut down on your clutter and cut down on your stress!
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Author: David Burner
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Provocative argument about how liberalism self-destructed in the 1960s. Making Peace with the 60s will fascinate baby-boomers and their elders, who either joined, denounced, or tried to ignore the counterculture. It will also inform a broad audience of younger people about the famous political and literary figures of the time, the salient moments, and, above all, the powerful ideas that spawned events from the civil rights era to the Vietnam War. Finally it will help to.
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Author: Radha Kumar
Publisher: Penguin Books India
The Partition Of The Indian Subcontinent In 1947 Left A Legacy Of Hostility And Bitterness That Has Bedevilled Relations Between India And Pakistan For Over Fifty-Five Years. The Two Countries, Both Nuclear Powers Now, Have Fought Three Wars Since Independence And Have Twice Come To The Brink Of War In Recent Years. Each Of Their Attempts To Make Peace Has Failed, And Each Failure Has Added A New Layer Of Anger And Mistrust To Existing Animosities. So What Will It Take For India And Pakistan To Put The Long Shadows Of Partition Behind Them, Once And For All? Reviewing The Turbulent History Of Their Past Relationship, Radha Kumar Analyses The Chief Obstacles The Two Countries Face And Looks Afresh, In Particular, At The Kashmir Conflict, In The Light Of The New Opportunities And Challenges That The Twenty-First Century Presents. Kumar S Comparisons With Partition-Related Peace Processes In Bosnia, Ireland, Cyprus And Israel-Palestine Offer A Radically Different Perspective On The Prospects For Peace Between India And Pakistan, And Illuminate The Key Elements That Go Into A Successful Peace Process. Lucid, Incisive And Optimistic, Radha Kumar S Essay, Written At A Time When A New Peace Process Between India And Pakistan Has Begun To Unfold, Challenges Received Wisdom As It Argues Persuasively That The South Asian Neighbours Are Today Better Placed To Make Peace Than Ever Before.
memory, trauma and the Irish Troubles
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Author: Graham Dawson
Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr
This book explores the psychic, cultural, and political ramifications of memory within the Irish troubles. It investigates the traumatic impact of the violence perpetrated since 1969; the antagonistic cultural narratives of memory fashioned and mobilized in this context within public and private arenas; and the conflicts, paradoxes, and contradictions involved in "coming to terms with the past" both before and during the Irish peace process initiated in 1993-94. It traces the formation from below of competing public narratives--one concerned with the "ethnic cleansing" of Protestants by the Irish Republican Army, the other with British state violence on Bloody Sunday--and analyses their subjective roots in specific experiences of fear and loss, their role in ideological struggle, and their complicated relation to private, familial, and individual remembering.
The Diary of Whitelaw Reid, September-December, 1898
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Author: Whitelaw Reid
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Whitelaw Reid, according to H. Wayne Morgan, was a “leading newspaperman, more than an occasional diplomat, a power in his party’s politics, a supporter of some of the best in his era’s culture . . . Of all his legacy, perhaps the record he left of his part in the Peace of Paris is the most significant and most interesting. It not only reveals the workings of his mind and of the peace conference, but also suggests the complex currents that carried his country into the realities of world power in the twentieth century.” In editing Reid’s diary, Morgan used much material pertinent to the Paris Peace Conference of 1898, employed here for the first time. This material is a rich assortment of archival matter: the Reid Papers, the John Hay Papers, the John Bassett Moore Papers, and the McKinley Papers, in the Library of Congress; the Peace Commission records, in the National Archives; and unpublished materials in the Central Files of the Department of State. Whitelaw Reid, as a war correspondent during the Civil War, as clerk of the House Military Affairs Committee, and later as a successor to Horace Greeley on the Tribune, gained access to the leaders of his times and insight into their actions. In 1889 he was appointed U.S. Minister to France by Harrison, and in 1892 he had the dubious honor of being chosen as Harrison’s running mate on the losing presidential ticket. An influential friend and supporter of President McKinley and an occasional advisor to him, Reid was no stranger to politics and to international diplomacy when McKinley appointed him to the Peace Commission that wrote the treaty concluding the Spanish-American War. As a matter of fact, Reid’s opinion reflected the administration’s attitude of expansionism, the policy of Manifest Destiny—or “imperialism,” as it was later called. Reid’s diary records the details of the sessions of the Joint Peace Commission of Paris from September through a large part of December of 1898. His day-by-day entries reveal the complexity of issues to be considered, the tactics of both the Spanish and the American Commissions in attempting to gain advantage for their respective governments, the interplay of the personalities of the once-proud Spaniards and the brash Americans, the political objectives influencing the points of view of the various members, and the maneuverings that brought about the final resolution of debated issues.