Blessed Peacemakers: 365 Extraordinary People Who Changed the World

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Blessed Peacemakers: 365 Extraordinary People Who Changed the World

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All of us yearn for a peaceable and just world, but some roll up their sleeves and set to work to make the dream real. Blessed Peacemakers celebrates 365 of them, one for each day of the year.

Their stories are richly diverse. They share a commitment to peace and justice, but the various contexts in which they work make each of their stories uniquely instructive. The peacemakers include women, men, and children from across the globe, spanning some twenty-five hundred years. Many are persons of faith, but some are totally secular. Some are well known, while others will be excitingly new. They are human rights and antiwar activists, scientists and artists, educators and scholars, songwriters and poets, film directors and authors, diplomats and economists, environmentalists and mystics, prophets and policymakers. Some are unlettered, but all are wise. A few died in the service of the dream. All sacrificed for it.

The world is a better place for the presence of blessed peacemakers. Their inspiring stories embolden readers to join them in nonviolent resistance to injustice and the creative pursuit of peace. [From the publisher]

ISBN

9781608992485

Publication Date

2-2013

Publisher

Cascade Books

City

Eugene, OR

Keywords

Peacemaking, violence, peace, justice

Disciplines

Peace and Conflict Studies | Philosophy

Department

Philosophy

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This is the introduction to Dr. Kerry Walters' and Robin Jarrell's complete book, Blessed Peacemakers: 365 Extraordinary People Who Changed the World.

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