Tag: Peace

Israel, Gaza and the struggle for a just peace

Israel, Gaza and the struggle for a just peace

Philip Powell writes (on July 31st), “Israel began Operation Protective Edge against the Hamas militants in the Gaza strip on 8 July. Since then over 1,400 Palestinians have been killed, mostly civilians, including hundreds of teenagers and young children. Also 58 Israelis have been killed – 56 soldiers and two civilians.”

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Seeking Europe’s shalom

Seeking Europe’s shalom

by Jeff Fountain When Judah was taken into exile to Babylon, God’s instruction to the Jews through Jeremiah was to seek the city’s shalom, or well-being and harmony. What then might God’s word to us be today as ‘exiles’ in what many see as a post-Christian, secularised Europe? Surely it is also to seek Europe’s […]

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Book review: Peacemakers – Building stability in a complex world by Peter Dixon

Book review: Peacemakers – Building stability in a complex world by Peter Dixon

Reviewed by David Wong Written from a primarily Christian perspective, but also applying widely accepted international principles, “Peacemakers: Building stability in a complex world by Peter Dixon” explores the nature and causes of conflict and the options for intervention before going on to suggest how people can involve themselves in working towards peace, stability and […]

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Concordis international: A second year of peacemaking

Concordis international: A second year of peacemaking

Peter Dixon, September 2006 As I write, the situation in Darfur is steadily deteriorating, as an ironic consequence of a peace agreement signed by only some of the combatant parties. It would be easy to give up hope for peaceful outcomes in the Sudan, but we at Concordis International are reluctant to do anything of the […]

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Concordis peace-builders

Concordis peace-builders

Some of the participants at the recent Concordis Darfur consultation (T. Hayden-Smith) Peter Dixon, September 2005 Twelve months on from becoming an independent charity, we look back thankfully on a year in which Concordis International has built up trust on all sides in Sudan, currently our main area of operations. We have brought key Sudanese […]

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Peace-building from a biblical perspective

Peace-building from a biblical perspective

Jeremy Ive, June 2003 The international situation of the early twenty-first century has been beset by numerous interstate and intra-state conflicts since the end of the Cold War. Indeed, conflicts and tensions previously submerged or frozen by the superpower rivalry of that era have now come to the surface, particularly, in the consciousness of the […]

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