By Daniel Philpott
Winner of the 2013 Christianity Today ebook Award in Missions / worldwide Affairs
Winner of the Aldersgate Prize Honorable Mention
Winner of the 2014 foreign reports organization foreign Ethics part e-book Award
In the wake of big injustice, how can justice be completed and peace restored? Is it attainable to discover a common typical that might paintings for individuals of numerous and sometimes conflicting non secular, cultural, and philosophical backgrounds?
In Just and Unjust Peace, Daniel Philpott bargains an leading edge and hopeful reaction to those questions. He demanding situations the method of peace-building that dominates the United countries, western governments, and the human rights group. whereas he stocks their commitments to human rights and democracy, Philpott argues that those values by myself can't redress the injuries as a result of struggle, genocide, and dictatorship. either justice and the powerful recovery of political order demand a extra holistic, restorative process. Philpott solutions that decision by means of featuring a kind of political reconciliation that's deeply rooted in 3 spiritual traditions--Christianity, Islam, and Judaism--as good because the restorative justice stream. those traditions provide the fullest expressions of the middle options of justice, mercy, and peace. by way of adapting those historical options to trendy constitutional democracy and foreign norms, Philpott crafts an ethic that has frequent charm and provides genuine desire for the recovery of justice in fractured groups. From the roots of those traditions, Philpott develops six practices--building simply associations and kin among states, acknowledgment, reparations, restorative punishment, apology and, most vital, forgiveness--which he then applies to actual instances, determining how every one perform redresses a distinct set of wounds.
targeting areas as diverse as Bosnia, Iraq, South Africa, Germany, Sierra Leone, Timor-Leste, Chile and lots of others--and drawing upon the particular event of sufferers and perpetrators--Just and Unjust Peace deals a clean method of the age-old challenge of restoring justice within the aftermath of common injustice.