Evangelicals for Peace
A Summit on Christian Moral Responsibility in the 21st Century
September 14, 2012
This book contains fifteen essays originally presented at Georgetown University in September 2012, together with a critical analysis of the collection by the editor, David P. Gushee.
Are you concerned about war and terrorism? Troubled by increasing violence in our streets and among the nations? Burdened that those who say they follow the Prince of Peace have not been an effective force for peace?
We think it’s time to change this!
On September 14th, 2012, over one hundred scholars, pastors, missionaries, development workers, activists and others gathered at Copley Hall at Georgetown University to discuss peace, war, and how to work for peace as followers of Jesus.
Speakers included the following:
D.Min., CEO of the World Evangelical Alliance, representing 600 million evangelicals
Ph.D., President of International Center for Religion and Diplomacy
Lisa Sharon Harper
Director of Mobilizing at Sojourners and co-author of Left, Right and Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics
Bob Roberts Jr.
D.Min., Senior Pastor of NorthWood Church and author of numerous books, including Glocalization: How Followers of Jesus Engage a Flat World
Former Republican Governor of South Carolina & National Prayer Breakfast activist
Executive Director of Holy Land Trust
Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University.
David W. Shenk
Ph.D., Global Consultant with Eastern Mennonites and co-author of A Muslim and Christian in Dialogue
J.D., Executive Director of Peace and Prosperity Alliance and author of Life in Death: A Journey From Terrorism to Triumph
To birth and build a network of evangelical scholars and activists committed to the pursuit of a biblical, comprehensive, and proactive peace
To reduce violence, work toward human flourishing, and prevent war
To mobilize and educate a new generation of evangelicals committed to the pursuit of peace
To convene a gathering of non-profit and pastoral leaders who are actively working for peace with justice throughout the world
To give a special focus on peace as it relates to U.S. Foreign Policy