Just Peacemaking in Israel and Palestine

The Just Peacemaking Initiative (JPi) is an institute dedicated to research on the practices that make for peace and their theological, biblical, and ethical basis. Housed at Fuller Theological Seminary, the JPi is uniquely situated in the conversation about how evangelicals can and should be involved in the practices of just peacemaking in Israel and Palestine. Our contributions to this conversation are especially aimed at biblical and theological engagement with the issue; to this end, we aim to promote honest dialogue on the meaning of the biblical covenant with Abraham, among other aspects of the issue.

Most Recent Articles Related to Just Peacemaking in Israel and Palestine

  • Knowing, Being, and Doing the Practices that Make for Peace - Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in Tableaux (Our Episcopate) and is used here with permission. In Luke 19 Jesus, triumphantly “saddled” on coats atop a beast of burden, looks down from the Mount of Olives and across the valley to the temple mount and the old city of Jerusalem. And he weeps. These people, […]
  • The Initiator Roundup: August 29, 2013 - The month of August 2013 has seen more than its share of violence worldwide, and this edition of The Initiator Roundup is all-the-more focused on an ethics of hope and the realistic possibilities of the practices that make for peace. August 18, 2013 Shea Parton – “Film: Cross Border Collaboration Preview“ On Thursday, I attended […]
  • The Initiator Roundup: August 1, 2013 - Today, I am making a modest attempt at what I hope will grow into a new weekly feature on the Just Peacemaking blog: a roundup of articles from around the web that have an angle on something in our wheelhouse – one of our areas of focus, the practices of Just Peacemaking, etc. Over the […]
  • Report Card on President Obama’s Just Peacemaking Policy - Now after the first four years of Obama foreign policies, is it time for a report card from the perspective of just peacemaking practices? He has opened himself to such a report card by endorsing all ten practices of just peacemaking in his Nobel Peace Award Address. Just Peacemaking: the New Paradigm for the Ethics […]
  • The Medium is the Message - By Matt Lumpkin Editor’s Note: This post in its present form first appeared on the IMES blog (The Medium is the Message) and is used here with permission. This painting is about the deep unrest I feel about my government’s increasing use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s or drones) to assassinate people we assert are […]
  • Common Security: Path to Peace in Middle East - By Glen H. Stassen Editor’s note: This column first appeared on Ethics Daily (Common Security: Path to Peace in Middle East) and is used here with permission. In my 1992 “Just Peacemaking” book proposing just peacemaking theory, which led to the consensus “Just Peacemaking: The New Paradigm for the Ethics of Peace and War” (1998/2003/2008), […]
  • Will Obama’s Second Term Be Worth Dancing For? Revisiting the 2009 Cairo Speech - Editor’s Note: This column first appeared on the Institute of Middle East Studies blog (Will Obama’s Second Term Be Worth Dancing For? Revisiting the 2009 Cairo Speech) and is used here with permission. On June 4, 2009, about 8 months after he took office for his first term, US President Barack Obama addressed the Muslim […]
  • 10 Things I Learned While in the Middle East - By Jon Huckins Editor’s Note: This column first appeared on Jon’s blog (10 Things I Learned While in the Middle East) and is used here with permission. Over the past four years I have had the opportunity to spend a significant amount time in the Middle East.  I no longer approach the time as a […]
  • How To (and Not To) Respond to the Current Crisis in the Middle East - By Jon Huckins Editor’s Note: This column first appeared on Jon’s blog (How To (and Not To) Respond to the Current Crisis in the Middle East) and is used here with permission. My heart is heavy. Every day for the past week, every social media outlet has told their version of the current uprising stretching […]
  • My view on Israel/Palestine is Inspired by a Jew - Editor’s Note: This column first appeared on the Institute of Middle East Studies blog (My view on Israel/Palestine is Inspired by a Jew) and is used here with permission. Biblical citations between quotation marks are from the New International Version of the Bible (NIV). IMES has just run its 9th annual conference: Middle East Conference […]
  • Just Peacemaking in Israel-Palestine: Conclusion - By Peter M. Sensenig Editor’s note: This is the last in a series of posts on just peacemaking in Israel-Palestine. One need not spend much time in the old city of Jerusalem to see what a remarkable place it is. My first impression was that the city exudes religiosity, as if the piety level had […]
  • Just Peacemaking in Israel-Palestine: Practice 11 - By Peter M. Sensenig Practice 11: Engage Traditional Forms of Reconciliation I propose an eleventh practice for just peacemaking, building on the arguments of John Paul Lederach, Marc Gopin, and Mohammed Abu-Nimer. This is to explore, engage, and prioritize traditional cultural forms of reconciliation. Lederach’s framework relies on a web of local actors, whose approaches […]
  • Just Peacemaking in Israel-Palestine: Practice 10 - By Peter M. Sensenig Practice 10: Encourage Grassroots Peacemaking Groups and Voluntary Associations Widespread agreement exists that a political solution to the conflict is critical. Unless leaders are willing and able to negotiate, compromise, and persevere through challenges, popular support for peace will be stilted. This has clearly been the case in Israel-Palestine; Yasser Arafat […]
  • Just Peacemaking in Israel-Palestine: Practice 9 - By Peter M. Sensenig Practice 9: Reduce Offensive Weapons and Weapons Trade Remarkably little is said about the need to reduce weapons in the Israel-Palestine conflict. In part this is because Israel has exercised near-total control over Palestinian access to weapons. The Israeli military, one of the strongest in the world, is well beyond any […]
  • Just Peacemaking in Israel-Palestine: Practices 7 and 8, Part 2 - By Peter M. Sensenig Practices 7 and 8: Work with Emerging Cooperative Forces in the International System, and Strengthen the United Nations and International Efforts Palestinians have long recognized the importance of the U.N. for their hopes for autonomy. Although they have been blamed for rejecting resolutions for peace, Naim Ateek points out that Arabs […]