Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Glen Stassen

Glen Stassen
Originally uploaded by paynehollow
The incredible lineup of folk participating in the camp continues with one-time Louisvillian and long time Just Peace activist, Glen Stassen. Stassen used to be a professor at the Southern Baptist Seminary back in the day and now teaches at Fuller Theological Seminary in California.

Stassen wrote the (relatively new) classic book on peacemaking, Just Peacemaking. This is a must-read book for Christians or anyone interested in peace, seems to me.

Stassen was also part of a group that pulled together the "Ten Practices of Just Peacemaking," posted here:

Strengthen Cooperative Forces includes:

* 1. Recognize emerging cooperative forces in the international system, and work with them.
* 2. Strengthen the United Nations and international efforts for cooperation and human rights.

Advance Justice for All includes:

* 3. Promote democracy, human rights, and religious liberty.
* 4. Foster just and sustainable economic development.

Taking Peacemaking Initiatives includes:

* 5. Reduce offensive weapons and weapons trade.
* 6. Support nonviolent direct action.
* 7. Take independent initiatives to reduce hostility.
* 8. Use partnership conflict resolution.
* 9. Acknowledge responsibility for conflict and injustice; seek repentance and forgiveness.
* 10. Encourage grassroots peacemaking groups and voluntary associations.


At 7/31/07, 6:22 PM, Blogger Michael Westmoreland-White said...

Actually, Glen teaches at Fuller Theological Seminary. There is no Fuller University. He also regularly teaches as Visiting Prof. at the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Prague, Czech Republic--and sometimes at the Baptist seminary in South Korea.

At 8/1/07, 3:37 AM, Blogger Dan Trabue said...

Thanks. I knew I should have looked that up...


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