Just Peacemaking: Ten Practices For Abol
"We now have three kinds of ethical theory to deal with, regarding the threat of war: pacifism, just war theory, and just peacemaking theory. The development of just peacemaking theory is a response to a clear need.
Just war peacemaking theory has come into focus through the efforts of 23 scholars under the leadership of Professor Glen H. Stassen of Fuller Theological Seminary. They came together at the 1993 annual meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics and held conferences in 1994 and 1996. They presented their consensus in a book entitled Just Peacemaking: Ten Practices for Abolishing War (Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 1998. 2nd edition, 2004).
1. Support nonviolent direct action..
2. Take independent initiatives to reduce threat.
3. Use cooperative conflict resolution.
4. Acknowledge responsibility for conflict and injustice and seek repentance and
5. Advance democracy, human rights, and religious liberty..
6. Foster just and sustainable economic development.
8. Strengthen the United Nations and international efforts for cooperation and
9. Reduce offensive weapons and weapons trade.
10. Encourage grassroots peacemaking groups and voluntary associations.