RECONCILIATION IS NOT a hasty process, proclaiming peace where there is no peace, ignoring injustice and human suffering. Reconciliation is intimately connected with justice, with right relations. As Christians, we must restore the work of reconciliation from the periphery to the center of the life and witness of the church where it belongs. My dream is that every church becomes a neighborhood reconciliation center.
– Thomas Porter
The Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation
From pages 28-29 of The Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation: Creating a Culture of JustPeace by Thomas Porter. Copyright © 2010 by Thomas W. Porter Jr. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
Are your engaged in reconciliation ministry? If so, describe it. Share your thoughts.
Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
Psalm 125:1, NRSV
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This week we remember: Mother Teresa of Calcutta (September 5).
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