Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Christian Nonviolence

While neither written by nor about Adventists, the following 5 essays on Christian nonviolence may be informative for SDAs considering issues of peace advocacy, military participation or social change:

  1. Christian Nonviolence (Walter Wink, Z Net, Dec 17, 2004). Wink is the author of Jesus and Nonviolence, Engaging the Power, Unmasking the Powers, & Naming the Powers.
  2. God’s People Reconciling (Ron Sider, Mennonite World Conference, 1984). Ron is the author of Non-Violence, Churches That Make a Difference, & Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger.
  3. Five Characteristics of Early Christian Nonviolence (Thom Stark, n.d.).
  4. The Gospel of Reconciliation within the Wrath of Nations (David W. Shenk, International Bulletin of Missionary Research, 32 no 1 Jan 2008, p 3-6, 8-9). This is only available to Ebsco users. Shenk co-authored and/or edited Jesus Matters, A Muslim and A Christian in Dialogue, & Anabaptists Meeting Muslims.
  5. A Call for Evangelical Nonviolence (Ron Sider, Christian Century, Sep 15, 1976, pp. 753-757).

There are many more, but to me these form a pretty good foundation.

Bonus 1 Love Your Enemies
Bonus 2Early Christian Pacifism & Nonviolence
Bonus 3 Every Church a Peace Church
Bonus 4Jesus Radicals (Theology)
Bonus 5Christian Peace Witness
Bonus 6Peacemaker Ministries
Bonus 7Orthodox Peace Fellowship
Bonus 8Pax Christi (Catholic)
Bonus 9Adventist Peace Fellowship
Bonus 10Muslim Peace Fellowship

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