Too often when people enter into conflict with an eye on how to resolve it, manage it or transform it, they lose sight of the people involved and the desired end. Too often justice and peace serve as an ideal or some distant shore. We have not yet learned enough about how these ends can also be the means of restorative justice and peacebuilding. Drawing on the imaginations of some leading peace and restorative justice practitioners, this book identifies components of a justpeace imagination. This imagination is the basis of justpeace ethics, where the end goal is touched with each step. This simple little book is designed to help those struggling with how to respond to conflict and violence in an ethical and transformative way. It offers practical examples of how analysis, intervention and evaluation of peacebuilding and restorative justice can be rooted in imagination of justpeace ethics.
About the Author
Jarem Sawatsky is Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies, Canadian Mennonite University.
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