Be Still and Know: God’s Presence in Silence

Download PDF: RV Grace, Be Still and Know By Norris J. Chumley Minneapolis:  Fortress Press, 2014.  156 pages.  $29.00. “If ever there was a need for peace, the time is now” (79). Simultaneous to the writing of this book, the author

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Good Coffee


“Good Coffee” is the first-person story of Ethiopian civil war refugee Keleme Bayu. In this documentary, we witness one example of the often resilient power of hope in the lives of those affected by mass violence. Ms. Bayu is no

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Restoring Rosewood: Movements from Pain to Power to Peace

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Download PDF: Mingo, Restoring Rosewood  Abstract1 January 1, 1923, marked the beginning of a massacre that abolished the small, predominantly Black town of Rosewood, Florida, following an alleged rape of a young White woman. Rosewood is a story of physical, emotional,

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Teaching ‘Overcoming Violence’: Reflections on Violence, Peace, and Practical Theology

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Download PDF: Teaching Overcoming Violence Editor’s Note: The following reflection is based on the authors’ experiences teaching a collaborative course entitled, “Overcoming Violence”. The syllabus and supplemental materials for this course can be downloaded here. The Decline of Violence? By the recent

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Compassion-Based Practices of Personal and Social Restoration

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Download PDF: Rogers, Compassion-Based Practices  Abstract After describing those components that encompass the essence of compassion, this article explores compassion-based methods of personal healing and restoration rooted in Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) and contemplative practice; it describes the role and

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The Perils of Public Scholarship on Islam after 9/11

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Download PDF: Curtis, Perils of Public Scholarship Abstract This paper examines the challenges of public scholarship on religion and Islam in the post-9/11 era. The first section, which focuses on Stephen Prothero’s introduction of Islam in God Is Not One, identifies a

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Religious Peacebuilding: The Exotic, the Good, and the Theatrical

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Download PDF:  Omer, Religious Peacebuilding  Abstract Most of what takes place in the field of religious peacebuilding has been grounded, implicitly or explicitly, in Scott Appleby’s The Ambivalence of the Sacred: Religion, Violence, and Reconciliation (2000) and his phenomenological approach to religion.

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The Origins of War: A Catholic Perspective

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Download PDF: RV Serrán-Pagán, The Origins of War By Matthew A. Shadle Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2011. 256 pages. $29.95. Matthew A. Shadle raises an important question sometimes overlooked by contemporary Catholic thinkers, namely, the origins of war. Why do

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