For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
As we look forward to celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, we wish to highlight a few recently-published titles in our Peace Collection, located upstairs in the MLRC.
The Peace Collection consists of over 1000 books related to pacifism, non-violence and conflict resolution — core values of the Quaker ethos. Guide to Peace Studies
Recent additions to the collection:
Just spirituality: How faith practices fuel social action.
Cannon, M. E. (2013). Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books.
Contents: Spiritual practices as fuel for the soul — Mother Teresa: from silence to service — Dietrich Bonhoeffer: from prayer to discipleship — Watchman Nee: from study to evangelism — Martin Luther King, Jr.: from community to proclamation — Fairuz: from worship to freedom — Desmond Tutu: from Sabbath to reconciliation — Oscar Romero: from submission to martyrdom — Courage, joy and celebration.
The encyclopedia of peace psychology.
Christie, D. J. (2011). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
This three-volume set examines key concepts, theories, methods, issues, and practices. Includes timely topics such as genocide, hate crimes, torture, terrorism, racism, child abuse, and more.
Making peace with the land: God’s call to reconcile with creation.
Bahnson, F., & Wirzba, N. (2012). Downers Grove, Ill: IVP Books.
Contents: Reconciliation with the land — Learning to see — Reconciliation through Christ — Field, table, communion: the abundant kingdom versus the abundant mirage — Reconciliation through eating — Bread for the whole body of Christ.