Chapter 2 - The Relational Nature of Reality
Chapter 3 - The Practice of Forgiveness, Restorative Justice and Reconciliation: The Jesus Way
Chapter 4 - The Importance of Grieving and Confronting our Fears
Chapter 5 - Truth-Telling and the Confrontation of the Other
Chapter 6 - Rehumanizing the Other and the Choice to Forgive
- Forgiving a Murderer - Walter Everett
- Desmond Tutu on Forgiveness
- Amish Grace
- Forgiveness - The Greatest Gift (Amish story)
- Jo Berry and Patrick MaGee - Building Bridges for Peace
Chapter 7 - Repentance and Restitution - Making Things Right
Chapter 8 - Reconciliation of the Jews and the Gentiles
Celebrating Peacemaking and the United Nations by Tequila Minsky
10/22/2013 October 24 is United Nations Day—a day that celebrates the United Nations’ dedication to working for peace, development and human rights. United Methodist Women has a long-standing relationship with the U.N., going back as far as 50 years, when United Methodist Women built the Church Center for the United Nations (CCUN). Situated directly across from the U.N., the 13-story Church Center is a permanent home for doing work on behalf of peace. Recently, United Methodist Women celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the CCUN, honoring the peacemakers that work with governments all over the world.
50 Years of Peacemaking at the Church Center for the United Nations by Tequila Minsky
10/15/2013 Following World War II and the Korean War, United Methodist Women recognized the need for a place to work on behalf of peace. In 1963, United Methodist Women dedicated the 13-story building it built and owned, naming it the Church Center for the United Nations (CCUN). Over the years, this building has been home to countless groups, regardless of religious affiliations, working on peace and justice issues. On October 9, United Methodist Women, staff, and many who have worked there celebrated the building’s 50-year anniversary.
Stories of Peacemakers: Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Mozambique by Carol Van Gorp
09/20/2013 Early this year United Methodist women from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Mozambique gathered at Africa University (AU) in Zimbabwe to explore their roles as women peace builders. The event was co-sponsored by United Methodist Women and the Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance of AU.
Stories of Peacemakers: Southern States of the U.S. by Jennifer McCallum
09/17/2013 Publix, a large supermarket in the Southern States of the U.S., is being pressured by UMW and other coalitional partners for better conditions for farm workers. Over 60 United Methodist Women from the Florida conference joined CIW members and allies in a prayer vigil at the Southgate Publix in Lakeland on July 13, 2013.
Stories of Peacemakers: Haiti by Carol Van Gorp
09/16/2013 There is a growing social movement that demands the respect of children’s rights in Haiti, which includes a focus on stopping the practice of enslaving children (restavec), as reported by Beyond Borders, an organization working to develop child protection policies and practices at all levels of Haitian society.
Stories of Peacemakers: Palestine by Carol Van Gorp
09/14/2013 Grassroots International uses United Methodist Women Mission Giving funds for leadership and economic development of Palestinian women. According to their Giving Coordinator, “Food is one of the key weapons being used to subjugate the Palestinian people; heavily subsidized, imported food and food aid undermines Palestine’s farming economy and creates food dependence.” The project on Women’s Empowerment and Food Sovereignty offers a different path for low-income Palestinian rural women.
Stories of Peacemakers: Korea by Carol Van Gorp
09/13/2013 The world around us beats with not only the stories of tragic violence that seem to be daily escalating, but real Love; Love in-breaking a violent world directly from the heart of God. United Methodist Women are daily stepping up to the plate to be the Peacemakers we were created to be in such a warring, violent world. As the Nation sets its eyes towards more violence, let us remember and pray strongly and with grateful hearts for the Love that is real and tangible and through which we participate by being United Methodist women.
Peace as a Communal House that We Build Together by Glory E. Dharmaraj
09/11/2013 As we observe the 12th Anniversary of 9/11, let us pray for healing for all those traumatized by memories of violence. Let us commit ourselves to recognizing things of peace and working for justice.
Mission Giving Enables Young Women’s Workshop Experience in Asia by Gifliyani K. Nayoan
08/23/2013 United Methodist Women’s continued support for the World Student Christian Federation Asia-Pacific enabled 34 young women to attend a gender justice workshop in Bangalore, India, October 22-25, 2012.
Trayvon Martin Case Calls for Peacemaking for Racial Justice
07/25/2013 The not guilty verdict for George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and reactions to that verdict laid bare yet again our nation’s longstanding racial schisms and struggle with affording everyone equal protection under the law.
Forthspring Intercommunity Group
05/24/2013 The region of Northern Ireland has a long history of violence between the two major political beliefs –Unionists (who want to remain a part of the United Kingdom and are mostly Protestant) and the minority Nationalist (who want to become a part of the Republic of Ireland, and are mostly Catholics).
United Methodist Women Honored for Anti-Hate Campaign by Leigh Rogers
04/08/2013 The Muslim Consultative Network honored United Methodist Women, Sojourners and T’ruah for “standing against anti-Muslim bigotry” at their Third Annual Gala on April 4 in New York.
African Women Mobilize to Build Peace by Yvette Moore
03/20/2013 United Methodist women from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda explored their roles as women peace builders in a three-day conference at Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe, Mar. 18-20. Women from Mozambique also attended the event cosponsored by U.S. United Methodist Women and the Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance (IPLG) at Africa University to help equip the women to promote peace within and between their countries.
United Methodist Women Joins Ecumenical Call for Commonsense Gun Laws by Yvette Moore
01/17/2013 United Methodist Women joined more than 40 national faith groups signing a Jan. 14 ecumenical letter to both houses of the U.S. Congress asking for commonsense legislation to reduce gun violence.
Revisiting the Rev. King’s Call to Action in His “Beyond Vietnam” Speech by Janis Rosheuvel
01/15/2013 Reflecting on passages from his “Beyond Vietnam” speech reveals Dr. King’s words as enduringly prophetic and persistent.
Korean PDF - Responsively Yours: Seek Peace and Pursue It by Harriett Jane Olson
01/01/2013 Korean version of the monthly installment by Harriett Jane Olson. A critical part of our peacemaking work is directing the attention of global policymakers to issues raised by grassroots women around the world.
Grassroots International: Palestine
12/17/2012 In the West Bank villages of Bil’in and Nil’in, just outside of Ramallah, 30 women have used the power of honey to keep their communities – and their livelihoods – cohesive and resolute.
Violence in Gaza: What United Methodist Women Supports in Israel-Palestine
11/29/2012 We grieve over this and call on United Methodist women to keep the conflict in your prayers and thoughts. United Methodist Women supports many projects in Israel-Palestine.
Reflection on Hate Speech and the Response of United Methodist Women by Allison Stokes
10/24/2012 The founding director of the Women’s Interfaith Institute calls leaders to support the peace initiatives spurred by the #mysubwayad campaign.
United Methodist Women Unveils D.C. Anti-Hate Ad: VIDEO by Jeneane Jones
10/22/2012 Watch Sabrina White of the Baltimore-Washington Conference speak up for peace and against Hate Speech. Support peace in word and deed. #mysubwayad
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