Damian Black believes in second chances, even for the gang members who shot his sister. A young community leader, he says violent youth are in need of justice — and forgiveness, a new purpose, and God’s love.
Grabbing Hold of Hope
When Families Falter
Home may be where the heart is, but sometimes it’s where the hurt is as well. For damaged family relationships, reconciliation requires committed people and hard work.
What do the Scriptures say about “reconciliation”? And what is different about a distinctly Christian idea of “reconciliation”?
Community partnerships are the key to serving people and solving problems, says Tali Hairston, director of SPU’s John Perkins Center for Reconciliation.
Reconciling the Future
Religion as a Catalyst for Peace
Praised by leaders around the world, Douglas Johnston has worked to resolve conflicts in such hot spots as Pakistan, Sudan, and Iran — incorporating religion as part of the solution.
The Gift of Rwanda
Works of Love in the Midst of Hate
Lessons of the Reservation
Toward a “Heavenly Unity”?
Is unity in the Christian Church desirable or possible? Frank Spina, Randy Rowland, Thomas Howard, and Eugene Peterson respond. Then Barbara Williams-Skinner asks whether the Black Church is ready to lead toward racial unity in the Church, and Bishop Kallistos Ware describes his path to Orthodoxy.
The Black Church and the Promise of Racial Reconciliation
My Journey Into the Orthodox Church
Let Justice Roll Down Some More
It’s the annual Response book feature: Join other members of the SPU community in reading the classic autobiography of a national treasure, John Perkins.
Join SPU in Reading Let Justice Roll Down
Building Your Library: More Readings on Reconciliation
Perkins’ Story Inspires Student Response to Community Needs