Canadian School of Peacebuilding

Ambassadors of Reconciliation, Vol. 2: Diverse Christian Practices of Restorative Justice and Peacemaking

 By Elaine Enns and Ched Myers

This volume offers three social-analytic models and nine profiles of contemporary practitioners of restorative justice and peacemaking. “People who work in conflict resolution rarely realize the potential restorative justice offers for addressing the justice dynamics inherent in conflict. Likewise, peacemakers may write off justice advocates as trouble-makers, while non-violent activists often see peacemakers as glossing over underlying wrongs. To bring these approaches together, Enns and Myers offer the metaphor of “full-spectrum” peacemaking. …They also challenge us to go deeper. We must also be aware of and address underlying factors that contribute to and shape conflict, such as inequities of power and privilege and structural injustice. Fortunately, the authors offer analytic tools to help understand these dynamics.” –From the Foreword by Howard Zehr