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New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer,"" Upper Room Worshipbook

Reprinted by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.

The Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation

Creating a Culture of Justpeace

Thomas Porter • July 2010

BUY Print $25.00

Transforming conflict into a positive rather than a negative force is a spiritual pursuit and needs to be grounded in biblical principles: love of God, neighbor, and self. This book is a resource for leaders, ministers, mediators, facilitators, and conflict transformation consultants who want to approach the work in this way. Part 1 explains how we can prepare ourselves for the work of engaging conflict. Part 2 explores how we engage others in conflict transformation, outlining specific processes. Interwoven with the practical instructions are stories that illustrate the potential for this new "justpeace" approach.

The Leader's Guide, Lay Servants Lead in Conflict Resolution can be found by clicking here.


Categories: Clergy & Laity
Thomas Porter is an attorney, a teacher, and a United Methodist clergyperson who focuses on conflict transformation. He lives in the Boston area.

ISBN: 978-0-8358-1026-5

Imprint: Upper Room

Pub Date: 20100701

Trim Size: 6 in (w) x 9 in (h) x 0.346 in (d)

Page Count: 160

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Leadership & Mentoring

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This is one of those books that you read and then have to sit back or curl up in a ball and “be still and know.” In these honest, tear-stained pages are clear signs that there is a “Hound of Heaven” hunting us down . . . this Spirit that is stalking us with love, winking at us with miracles, tickling us with grace, subverting everything that could destroy us, and whispering in our ears that we are truly beloved. Shane Claiborne Author, activist, recovering sinner www.thesimpleway.org

Okoro's story about one woman's yearning for holy community with God and others is jazzy, bitingly funny, wistful, and poignant. It is terrifyingly honest and, above all else, very beautiful. Phyllis Tickle General Editor, The Seven Ancient Practices Series

If indeed it is the truth that sets us free, this book's honest account of life in and out of the community clled church has power to liberate a generatioin desperate for authentic relationship. Enuma is the real deal. Follow her to freedom. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove Author, speaker, and new monastic

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