Most Likely to Become a Peacemaker

Remember those high school yearbook predictions: most likely to become famous, most likely to become fabulously rich, etc.?  Have you ever thought about what kind of person is most likely to become a peacemaker? In my novel, SOMEONE HAS TO DIE, you’ll be surprised at who is willing to take a risk for peace, andContinue reading “Most Likely to Become a Peacemaker”

Peacemaker of the World

One of my favorite descriptions of Jesus in the Bible comes from Micah chapter 5.  Many Christians hear the beginning of this passage read at Christmas foretelling Jesus’ birth: “But you, Bethlehem…from you will come the leader who will shepherd-rule Israel…”  But if you read in the Message translation, verses 2-4 end with the shepherd-rulerContinue reading “Peacemaker of the World”

A Way Out of Hell

Many sources have relayed this story of Gandhi’s extraordinary wisdom in peacemaking. On one of Gandhi’s prayer and fasting to the death attempts to bring Muslim and Hindu radicals to lay down their arms and reconcile, a group of Hindu radicals enter the Muslim home where Gandhi has chosen to fast to lay down theirContinue reading “A Way Out of Hell”

Healing the Wounds of a Nation — South Africa

As we work toward reconciliation between religions, we have to recognize that often other factors of difference, such as ethnicity, culture, language, control of wealth, control of power, etc., are also contributing to, if not driving, the conflict. On the surface, these contributing factors may make the peacemaking effort seem impossibly complex. But at theContinue reading “Healing the Wounds of a Nation — South Africa”