Building Stability in a Complex World
by Peter Dixon;
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Peter Dixon is an expert at international Christian peace-building and shows a passion for this topical subject in the writing of Peacemakers.
The chapters in Peacemakers include: war in the 21st century, the Christian and war, just war on terror?, intervening in conflict – the military way; power and weakness, intervening in armed conflict – the non-military way, relational peace-building, be reconciled, and effective Christian engagement in 21st century conflict.
Peter Dixon, a former RAF Pilot, has led Concordis International for six years, establishing it as an independent conflict resolution charity. He has managed a wide range of strategic peace-building interventions, predominantly in Sudan. Peter Dixon has worked on short-term development projects in Nepal, Peru and Nicaragua, and managed multi-national conferences in Central and Eastern Europe. He has also served as chairman of the Armed Forces Christian Union.
Peacemakers by Peter Dixon was published by Inter-Varsity Press in October 2009 and is our 40150th best seller. The ISBN for Peacemakers is 9781844744022.
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Peace MakersGeorge Taylor, via The Good Book Stall
Described by General Sir Richard Dannatt as ‘a work of extraordinary relevance’ this book addresses the question of how Christians relate to war and peace and develops the idea of ‘The Just War’. Taking examples from around the world from the so called ‘War on Terror’ to Darfur in the Sudan, to Kosovo, and the decision of the U.S. not to interfere directly in the War in Europe in 1939, Peter Dixon a former RAF pilot, looks at Christian attitudes towards war over the centuries but particularly in the 20th.
He asks, how should Christians engage in war? The author argues that whilst many have turned away from the Christian faith after considering why God allows war, evil and suffering to occur he believes it is necessary to take a much broader look rather than simply war and violence on their own.
He considers how globalization has affected the impact of conflict around the world whilst at the same time noting that there has been a shift from war between states to war within states in recent years.
The author concludes by saying that to be effective in peacekeeping the process must be owned by the people involved or affected by the violence, and that ownership must be comprehensive.
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|Page last updated||5th December 2016|
|Author / Artist||Peter Dixon|
|Publisher||Inter-Varsity Press (October 2009)|
|Number of Pages||176|