© 2012

Interfaith Just Peacemaking

Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives on the New Paradigm of Peace and War

  • Editors
  • Susan¬†Brooks¬†Thistlethwaite

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
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  3. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
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  4. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
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  5. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
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  6. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
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  7. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
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  8. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
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  9. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
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  10. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
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  11. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
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  12. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
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  13. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
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  14. Back Matter
    Pages 221-236

About this book


Interfaith Just Peacemaking is a collected work by 27 Jewish, Muslim and Christian scholars and religious leaders on the ten 'practice norms' of the peacemaking paradigm called 'Just Peace.'Just Peace theory, like the paradigm it most resembles, Just War theory, is a list of specific practices that are applied to concrete contexts.


conflict Conflict Resolution human rights Islam Just War Peace peacemaking

About the authors

Mohammed Abu-Nimer Full Professor at American University's School of International Service in International Peace and Conflict Zainab Alwani Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at the Howard University School of Divinity, USA Patricia Anton accepted Islam in 1997 as a student at the Ohio State University, USA where she received her BA in International Studies Alvin K. Berkun past International President of the Rabbinical Assembly Pamela K. Brubaker Christian social ethicist James B. Burke Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology, and director of the Lewis University Center for Ministry and Spirituality, USA Robert Eisen Professor of Religion and Judaic Studies at George Washington University in Washington DC, USA Reuven Firestone Professor of Medieval Jewish Studies at Hebrew Union College, USA and founder and co-director of the Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement Duane K. Friesen Edmund G. Kaufman Professor Emeritus of Bible and Religion at Bethel College (KS), and on the faculty of Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Great Plains Extension, USA Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer Director of the Department of Multifaith Studies and Initiatives and an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, USA David Gordis President Emeritus of Hebrew College, USA Blu Greenberg active participant in the movement to bridge the gulf between Judaism and feminism Matthew Hamsher doctoral candidate in Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary and an ordained minister in the Mennonite Church Rabia Terri Harris serves as Muslim Elder at the Community of Living Traditions Susan Hayward Senior Program Officer in the Religion and Peacemaking Center of Innovation at the US Institute of Peace Qamar-ul Huda Senior Program Officer in the Religion and Peacemaking Program and a scholar of Islam at US Institute of Peace Matthew V. Johnson, Sr. National Director of Every Church a Peace Church Reuven Kimelman, an ordained rabbi, is Professor of Classical Rabbinic Literature at Brandeis University, USA Peter S. Knobel has served as the spiritual leader of Beth Emet, The Free Synagogue since 1980 Andrew Sung Park Professor of Theology and Ethics at United Theological Seminary Zeenat Rahman Deputy Director of the Center for Faith Based and Neighborhood Initiatives at USAID Louay M. Safi Associate faculty at the Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI) USA and a fellow of the Center for Christian-Muslim Understanding, Georgetown, and the Institute of Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) Zeki Saritoprak has been the Nursi Chair in Islamic Studies at John Carroll University, USA since 2003 Katherine Schofield Editorial/Conference Assistant for the Interfaith Just Peacemaking project Muhammad Shafiq Executive Director of the Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue (CISD), and is professor of Islamic and religious studies at Nazareth College, USA Glen H. Stassen serves as Lewis B. Smedes Professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary, USA Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite Professor of Theology and former President of Chicago Theological Seminary, USA

Bibliographic information


"This book is unique in providing systematic comparisons of the three Abrahamic faiths in terms of key theological and ethical concepts, particularly as they relate to peace and violence." - Rev. Dr. David Smock, Senior Vice President, U.S. Institute of Peace

"This is a book that many of us have been waiting a long time for. We are tired of seeing faith twisted to be a barrier of division or continually portrayed as a bomb of destruction. We know in our stories and in our scriptures, in our minds and our hearts, that religion can be a bridge of cooperation. This book shows us how. If our faiths are to be one of the solutions to conflict rather than part of the source, the practices of Just Peacemaking will need to spread far and wide." - Eboo Patel, Founder and President, Interfaith Youth Core

"This collection of essays is rich in hermeneutical insight and historical example that give life to the 'Just Peace' norms within Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Speaking at just the right time, the voices of these scholars and activists make clear religion's critical contributions to peace. They challenge us all to tend these teachings so they bear the fruits of shalom." - Rachel S. Mikva, Rabbi Herman Schaalman Chair in Jewish Studies, Chicago Theological Seminary