Roadmap to Reconciliation

Moving Communities Into Unity, Wholeness and Justice

Author: Brenda Salter McNeil,Eugene Cho,J. Derek McNeil

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830844422

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 142

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We can see the injustice and inequality in our lives and in the world. We are ready to rise up. But how, exactly, do we do this? How does one reconcile? Based on her extensive consulting experiences with colleges and organizations, Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil shows us how to take the next step into unity, wholeness and justice.

Roadmap to Reconciliation

Moving Communities into Unity, Wholeness and Justice

Author: Brenda Salter McNeil

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830899235

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Missio Alliance Essential Reading List of 2015 We can see the injustice and inequality in our lives and in the world. We are ready to rise up. But how, exactly, do we do this? How does one reconcile? What we need is a clear sense of direction. Based on her extensive consulting experience with churches, colleges and organizations, Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil has created a roadmap to show us the way. She guides us through the common topics of discussion and past the bumpy social terrain and political boundaries that will arise. In these pages she voices her call to all believers: "It's time for the followers of Jesus to embark on the prophetic journey that leads to reconciliation and transformation around the world. Many of us may already be aware of the need for reconciliation in our own backyards. . . . We cannot ignore the plight of the people around us and as globalization continues its relentless march onward, we cannot turn a blind eye to the world at large either. We have to face the realities here at home and we must also embrace the stories of people all around the world." Each chapter lays out the next step in the journey. With reflection questions and exercises at the end of each chapter, it's ideal to read together with your church or organization. If you are ready to take the next step into unity, wholeness and justice, then this is the book for you.

Reconciling All Things: A Christian Vision for Justice, Peace and Healing

Author: Emmanuel Katongole

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458753956

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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Our world is broken and cries out for reconciliation. But mere conflict resolution and peacemaking are not enough. What makes real reconciliation possible? How is it that some people are able to forgive the most horrendous of evils? And what role does God play in these stories? Does reconciliation make any sense apart from the biblical story of redemption? Secular models of peacemaking are insufficient. And the church has not always fulfilled its call to be agents of reconciliation in the world. In Reconciling All Things Emmanuel Katongole and Chris Rice, codirectors of the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School, cast a comprehensive vision for reconciliation that is biblical, transformative, holistic and global. They draw on the resources of the Christian story, including their own individual experiences in Uganda and Mississippi, to bring solid, theological reflection to bear on the work of reconciling individuals, groups and societies. They recover distinctively Christian practices that will help the church be both a sign and an agent of God's reconciling love in the fragmented world of the twenty-first century. This powerful, concise book lays the philosophical foundations for the Resources for Reconciliation, a new series from InterVarsity Press and the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School which explores what it means to pursue hope in areas of brokenness in theory and practice.

A Credible Witness

Reflections on Power, Evangelism and Race

Author: Brenda Salter McNeil

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830874224

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Meet Jesus and Sam. Evangelist and teacher Brenda Salter McNeil thinks evangelism that only introduces people to Jesus is incomplete. The picture is much larger than that, she claims: Christ's death and resurrection reconcile us to God and to each other across gender, race and social lines. Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman, introduced here as Brenda's friend Sam, gives you the full picture of gospel reconciliation--reconciliation to God and to each other. In her powerful, prophetic way, Brenda expounds their interaction recorded in John 4 and shares her own story of coming to Christ and learning to relate to other Christians. A Credible Witness tells you why both types of reconciliation are necessary, and moves you to be a person whose evangelism happens through a right relationship with God and others. "In today's world," Brenda writes, "we too are called to embody more than one type of reconciliation. The good news brings us to God, and it also brings life and healing to a broken, dying and divided world. Anything less is not the gospel."

The Heart of Racial Justice

How Soul Change Leads to Social Change

Author: Brenda Salter McNeil,Rick Richardson

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830877258

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Racial and ethnic hostility is one of the most pervasive problems the church faces. It hinders our effectiveness as one body of believers. It damages our ability to witness to and serve seekers. Why won't this problem just go away? Because it is a spiritual battle. What should our response be in a world torn apart by prejudice, hatred and fear? We must employ spiritual weapons--prayer, repentance, forgiveness. In this book Brenda Salter McNeil and Rick Richardson reveal a new model of racial reconciliation, social justice and spiritual healing that creates both individual and community transformation. Read this book if you want to learn how to use your faith as a force for change, not as a smoke-screen for self-protection embrace your true self and renounce false racial identities receive and extend forgiveness as an act of racial reconciliation experience personal transformation through the healing of painful racial memories engage in social action by developing ongoing cross-cultural partnerships Are you ready to find out how soul change leads to social change?

American Hate

Survivors Speak Out

Author: Arjun Singh Sethi

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1620973723

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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A moving and timely collection of testimonials from people impacted by hate speech and hate crimes before and after the 2016 presidential election In American Hate: Survivors Speak Out, Arjun Singh Sethi, a community activist and civil rights lawyer, chronicles the stories of individuals affected by hate. In a series of powerful, unfiltered testimonials, survivors tell their stories in their own words and describe how the bigoted rhetoric and policies of the Trump administration have intensified bullying, discrimination, and even violence toward them and their communities. We hear from the family of Khalid Jabara, who was murdered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in August 2016 by a man who had previously harassed and threatened them because they were Arab American. Sethi brings us the story of Jeanette Vizguerra, an undocumented mother of four who took sanctuary in a Denver church in February 2017 because she feared deportation under Trump’s cruel immigration enforcement regime. Sethi interviews Taylor Dumpson, a young black woman who was elected student body president at American University only to find nooses hanging across campus on her first day in office. We hear from many more people impacted by the Trump administration, including Native, black, Arab, Latinx, South Asian, Southeast Asian, Muslim, Jewish, Sikh, undocumented, refugee, transgender, queer, and people with disabilities. A necessary book for these times, American Hate explores this tragic moment in U.S. history by empowering survivors whose voices white nationalists and right-wing populist movements have tried to silence. It also provides ideas and practices for resistance that all of us can take to combat hate both now and in the future.

Prodigal Father Wayward Son

A Roadmap to Reconciliation

Author: Sam Keen,Gifford Keen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611250374

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 142

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In the long awaited sequel to Fire in the Belly father and son authors Sam Keen and Gifford Keen write the next chapter of one of the defining books of the men's movement. Filled with personal stories of their own struggles and breakthroughs Prodigal Father, Wayward Son is a warm and engaging book on masculinity, and a compelling and dynamic invitation for readers to recall the memories that define their own father­and­son relationships.A central theme of the men's movement was the alienation between sons and fathers, but after having explored this theme, the movement stalled. Similar to the memoirs of Pat Conroy and Andre Dubus III about their fathers, Prodigal Father, Wayward Son points to the next chapter in that story ­ the reconciliation of fathers and sons. Sam and Gifford Keen provide guidance and inspiration to those looking for positive role models and teach new ways to move beyond old wounds. They offer proven and concrete methods to overcome long standing enmities and misunderstanding and become reconciled through a process of telling our long­held, but often unexamined, myths and stories.With Prodigal Father, Wayward Son Sam Keen delivers the crowing achievement of his remarkable literary career and a moving account of repentance, forgiveness and reconciliation that sets it apart from any other books in this genre.

As We Forgive

Stories of Reconciliation from Rwanda

Author: Catherine Claire Larson

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310560292

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Inspired by the award-winning film of the same name.If you were told that a murderer was to be released into your neighborhood, how would you feel? But what if it weren’t only one, but thousands?Could there be a common roadmap to reconciliation? Could there be a shared future after unthinkable evil? If forgiveness is possible after the slaughter of nearly a million in a hundred days in Rwanda, then today, more than ever, we owe it to humanity to explore how one country is addressing perceptual, social-psychological, and spiritual dimensions to achieve a more lasting peace. If forgiveness is possible after genocide, then perhaps there is hope for the comparably smaller rifts that plague our relationships, our communities, and our nation. Based on personal interviews and thorough research, As We Forgive returns to the boundary lines of genocide’s wounds and traces the route of reconciliation in the lives of Rwandans—victims, widows, orphans, and perpetrators—whose past and future intersect. We find in these stories how suffering, memory, and identity set up roadblocks to forgiveness, while mediation, truth-telling, restitution, and interdependence create bridges to healing. As We Forgive explores the pain, the mystery, and the hope through seven compelling stories of those who have made this journey toward reconciliation. The result is a narrative that breathes with humanity and is as haunting as it is hopeful.

Radical Reconciliation: Beyond Political Pietism and Christian Quietism

Author: Allan Aubrey Boesak and Curtiss Paul DeYoung

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 160833211X

Category: Religion

Page: 196

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Everyone supports 'reconciliation'. But too often calls for reconciliation fall short of uprooting systems of injustice, and thus fail to accomplish the work required to truly reconcile. True reconciliation, these authors argue, is truly radical.

Race and Place

How Urban Geography Shapes the Journey to Reconciliation

Author: David P. Leong

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830881026

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Geography matters. We long for diverse, thriving neighborhoods and churches, yet racial injustices persist. Why? Because geographic structures and systems create barriers to reconciliation and prevent the flourishing of our communities. Race and Place reveals the profound ways in which these geographic forces and structures sustain the divisions among us. Urban missiologist David Leong, who resides in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country, unpacks the systemic challenges that are rarely addressed in the conversation about racial justice. The evening news may deliver story after story that causes us to despair. But Leong envisions a future of belonging and hope in our streets, towns, cities, and churches. A discussion about race needs to go hand in hand with a discussion about place. This book is a welcome addition to a conversation that needs to include both.

Disunity in Christ

Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart

Author: Christena Cleveland

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830864954

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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Winner of a 2013 Leadership Journal Book Award ("Our Very Short List" in "The Leader's Outer Life" category) 2014 Readers' Choice Awards Honorable Mention Despite Jesus' prayer that all Christians "be one," divisions have been epidemic in the body of Christ from the beginning to the present. We cluster in theological groups, gender groups, age groups, ethnic groups, educational and economic groups. We criticize freely those who disagree with us, don't look like us, don't act like us and don't even like what we like. Though we may think we know why this happens, Christena Cleveland says we probably don't. In this eye-opening book, learn the hidden reasons behind conflict and divisions. Learn: Why I think all my friends are unique but those in other groups are all the same Why little differences often become big sources of conflict Why categorizing others is often automatic and helpful but can also have sinister side effects Why we are so often victims of groupthink and how we can avoid it Why women think men are judging them more negatively than men actually are, and vice versa Why choices of language can actually affect unity With a personal touch and the trained eye of a social psychologist, Cleveland brings to bear the latest studies and research on the unseen dynamics at work that tend to separate us from others. Learn why Christians who have a heart for unity have such a hard time actually uniting. The author provides real insight for ministry leaders who have attempted to build bridges across boundaries. Here are the tools we need to understand how we can overcome the hidden forces that divide us.

Divided by Faith

Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America

Author: Michael O. Emerson,Christian Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195147070

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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Based on a telephone survey of 2,000 people and 200 interviews, the authors study the grassroots of white evangelical America and learn that evangelicals themselves seem to hang on to the nation's racial divide and at this point in time real racial reconciliation remains unsolved by conservative Christians.

A Rightful Place

A Road Map to Recognition

Author: Noel Pearson,Shireen Morris

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1925435504

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The nation has unfinished business. After more than two centuries, can a rightful place be found for Australia’s original peoples? Soon we will all decide if and how Indigenous Australians will be recognised in the Constitution. In this essential book, several leading writers and thinkers provide a road map to recognition. Starting with the Uluru Statement from the Heart, these eloquent essays show what constitutional recognition means, and what it could make possible: a political voice, a fairer relationship and a renewed appreciation of an ancient culture. With remarkable clarity and power, they traverse law, history and culture to map the path to change. The contributors to A Rightful Place are Noel Pearson, Megan Davis, Stan Grant, Rod Little and Jackie Huggins, Damien Freeman and Nolan Hunter, Warren Mundine, and Shireen Morris. The book includes a foreword by Galarrwuy Yunupingu. A Rightful Place is edited by Shireen Morris, a lawyer and constitutional reform fellow at the Cape York Institute and researcher at Monash University.

The Road Map to Nowhere

Israel/Palestine Since 2003

Author: Tanya Reinhart

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781844670765

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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An evaluation of the current state of the Israel/Palestine crisis and the propaganda practices of the mainstream Israeli media argues that the current campaign has not been successful and that Israel is strengthening its hold on remaining occupied territories, in an account that covers such topics as the Gaza pullout of 2005, the West Bank wall, and the collapse of Israeli democracy. Original.

From Treaty Peoples to Treaty Nation

A Road Map for All Canadians

Author: Greg Poelzer,Ken S. Coates

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774827564

Category: Social Science

Page: 366

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Canada is a country founded on relationships and agreements between Indigenous people and newcomers. Although recent court cases have strengthened Aboriginal rights, the cooperative spirit of the treaties is being lost as Canadians engage in endless arguments about First Nations “issues.” Greg Poelzer and Ken Coates breathe new life into these debates by looking at approaches that have failed and succeeded in the past and offering all Canadians – from policy makers to concerned citizens – realistic steps forward. The road ahead is clear: if all Canadians take up their responsibilities as treaty peoples, Canada will become a leader among treaty nations

Prophetic Lament

A Call for Justice in Troubled Times

Author: Soong-Chan Rah

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830836942

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The American church avoids lament but lament is a missing, essential component of Christian faith. Soong-Chan Rah's prophetic exposition of the book of Lamentations provides a biblical and theological lens for examining the church's relationship with a suffering world. Hear the prophet's lament as the necessary corrective for Christianity's future.

Christian Zionism

Road-map to Armageddon?

Author: Stephen Sizer

Publisher: IVP Academic

ISBN: 9780830853687

Category: Religion

Page: 298

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The term "Zionism" was first coined in the late nineteenth century, and referred to the movement for the return of the Jewish people to an assured and secure homeland in Palestine. Ironically, this vision was largely nurtured and shaped by Christians long before it received widespread Jewish support. The origins of "Christian Zionism" lie within nineteenth-century British premillennial sectarianism, but by the early twentieth century it had become a predominantly American dispensational movement, and pervasive within all main evangelical denominations. The contemporary Christian Zionism movement emerged after the "Six Day War" in Israel in 1967, and it has had a significant influence on attitudes towards the ongoing Palestinian-Israeli conflict in the Middle East. Evangelicals are increasingly polarized over whether Christian Zionism is biblical and orthodox or unbiblical and cultic. In this book Stephen Sizer provides a thorough examination of the historical development, variant forms, theological emphases and political implications of Christian Zionism. His excellent and informative survey is interwoven with critical assessment that repudiates both nationalistic Zionism and anti-Semitism.

The Post-Black and Post-White Church

Becoming the Beloved Community in a Multi-Ethnic World

Author: Efrem Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118236068

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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A blueprint for missional, multi-ethnic Christian community Efrem Smith, an internationally recognized and innovative African-American leader, offers a workable plan for connecting theology, practical ministry models, and real stories of people in multi-ethnic Christian communities. Using the example of Jesus, Smith develops a theology of multi-ethnic and missional leadership. Embracing urban and ethnic subcultures such as hip-hop, this book provides a rich mix of multi-ethnic church development, reconciliation theology, missional church thinking, and Christian community. Provides a common-sense approach to creating a multi-ethnic Christian community Includes practical ministry models and real stories of people who are members of thriving multi-ethnic congregations Author is acclaimed African-American thought leader who planted and led a multi-ethnic churches of close to 1,000 and now leads a regional division of a denominational committed to ethnic, multi-ethnic, and missional churches This book is written for anyone wrestling with what it means to be a Christian in an increasingly multi-ethnic world polarized by class, politics, and race.

Healing God's People

Theological and Pastoral Approaches : a Reconciliation Reader

Author: Thomas A. Kane

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809148226

Category: Religion

Page: 229

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In this age of growing divisions within the Church and society, we need reconciliation and healing now more than ever. Healing GodÆs People brings together the thought of these theologians and pastors: Francine Cardman, M. Shawn Copeland, Frank Desiderio, CSP, Kate Dooley, OP, Peter Fink, SJ, Raymond G. Helmick, SJ, Thomas A. Kane, CSP, Melissa M. Kelley, Michael McGarry, CSP, Hoffsman Ospino, Rodney L. Petersen, Thomas W. Porter, Thomas P. Ryan, CSP, Robert J. Schreiter, CPPS, Thomas Stegman, SJ, The fruit of two conferences held at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry in 2009 and 2011, this collection of essays aims to introduce the reader to the complexity of the issues and suggest practical pastoral responses. Book jacket.

How to Survive Your Childhood Now That You’re an Adult

A Path to Authenticity and Awakening

Author: Ira Israel

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 160868508X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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As children, we learned to get approval by creating facades to help us get our emotional and psychological needs met, but we also rebelled against authority as a way of individuating. As adults, these conflicting desires leave many of us feeling anxious or depressed because our authentic selves are buried deep beneath glitzy or rebellious exteriors or some combination thereof. In this provocative book, eclectic teacher and therapist Ira Israel offers a powerful, comprehensive, step-by-step path to recognizing the ways of being that we created as children and transcending them with compassion and acceptance. By doing so, we discover our true callings and cultivate the authentic love we were born deserving.