peace

Books

Christian juxtapositions: Peace in Northern Ireland

The Vision of Peace: Faith and Hope in Northern Ireland. 
By Mareid Corrigan Maguire. Orbis, 123 pp.

People Behind the Peace: Community and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland. 
By Ronald A Wells. Eerdmans, 128 pp. 

Books

Ways of peace

There isn't a tidy way to write about forgiveness. It's the whole gospel, for sure. But you've got to deal with the sin that preceded it and the damage that won't go away no matter how much reconciliation follows it. You've got to deal with the stop-start nature of relationships, the silence and paralysis of pain and shame, and the fact that we fail at least as much as we succeed.