Choosing Peace Through Daily Practices is intended for people who feel both called to and daunted by the vocation of peacemaking. How do we live out this calling in a world that seeks peace through violence? How do we live out this call in a society that understands peace as the absence of violence, rather than the presence of justice? How do we live out this calling in a time when the daily news reinforces the perception that peace is truly untenable?
The contributors, all of whom teach at Claremont School of Theology, argue in their essays that we live out this calling by practicing peace in and through our daily devotions, work, and interaction with others.
The first set of essays explores the vocation of peacemaking, explains practices language, and highlights the connection between the processes of peace in the world and peace in the home. The remaining chapters describe practices of peacemaking in spiritual life, classroom discourse, congregational ministry, and community interaction.
Philip A. Amerson,
Carol Lakey Hess,
Ellen Ott Marshall,
Frank Rogers, Jr.,
John W. Woell.