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Readings on Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution

A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide (P.S.), Samantha Power
Power, a former journalist and now the executive director of Harvard's Carr Center for Human Rights, offers an uncompromising and disturbing examination of 20th-century acts of genocide and U.S responses to them. –From Publisher’s Weekly

Beyond Machiavelli: Tools for Coping With Conflict, Roger Fisher, Elizabeth Kopelman & Andrea Kupfer Schneider
With two of his leading colleagues, Roger Fisher delivers a powerful new method for managing complex disputes of any kind--international, local, or personal. Originating in the Harvard Negotiation Project, these practical tools offer the most effective system yet for minimizing the duration and cost of conflict. –From Amazon

Blood Brothers, Elias Chacour
Blood Brothers is about both the life of Elias Chacour, a Melkite Catholic priest and a Palestinian, and his work to heal the conflict in his homeland as well as an impassioned plea for reconciliation between the forces that have torn that area apart during this last century.      –From

Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation, Miroslav Vol
In today’s world, Otherness, the simple fact of being different in some way, has come to be defined as in and of itself evil. Miroslav Volf contends that if the healing word of the gospel is to be heard today, Christian theology must find ways of speaking that address the hatred of the other. –From Barnes & Noble

Getting to Peace, William Ury
According to William Ury, it takes two sides to fight, but a third to stop. Distilling the lessons of two decades of experience in family struggles, labor strikes, and wars, he presents a bold new strategy for stopping fights. He also describes ten practical roles — as managers, teachers, parents, and citizens — that each of us can play every day to prevent destructive conflict. –From Amazon

Good News About Injustice: A Witness of Courage in a Hurting World, Gary Haugen
Gary Haugen brings us face to face with the reality of evil and arms us with the truth about injustice. After ten years on the front lines of the battle against slavery and oppression, Haugen shares the biblical foundation and practical tools to overcome the most urgent crises of our day. –From Christian Book

Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela: With Connections (HRW library), Nelson Mandela
An international hero, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and leader of South Africa's antiapartheid movement chronicles his life, including his tribal years, his time spent in prison, and his return to lead his people. —From Amazon

No Future Without Forgiveness, Desmond Tutu
Nobel Peace Prize recipient Archbishop Desmond Tutu shares profound lessons of forgiveness from his own life and from the people of South Africa. –From Powell’s Books

The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict, Ken Sande
In The Peacemaker, Ken Sande presents practical biblical guidance for conflict resolution that takes you beyond resolving conflicts to true, life-changing reconciliation with family, coworkers, and fellow believers. –From Amazon

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