In an era in which religion is resurgent, the recently released book, “Interfaith Just Peacemaking” -- a collection of essays by 27 Jewish, Muslim and Christian scholars and religious leaders -- provides timely new insight into religious resources for building fair and sustainable political, economic and social systems.

Principled Peace: Jewish, Christian and Muslim Perspectives on Just Peacemaking

As its title indicates, the book advances a shift in religious thinking from “just war” ideas, which provided religious criteria for waging war to address injustice, to “just peacemaking,” a proactive process for mitigating the root drivers of violence, as a nonviolent tool for preventing and resolving serious conflict.

This event will feature the following speakers:

  • Muhammed Abu-Nimer
    American University
  • Robert Eisen
    George Washington University
  • Susan Thistlethwaite
    Chicago Theological Seminary
  • Susan Hayward
    United States Institute of Peace
  • David Smock, Moderator
    United States Institute of Peace

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