Tuesday, October 24, 2006

not some optional accessory in Christian living

The peace witness along with the nonviolent struggle for justice is not some optional accessory in Christian living. It has to do with living out in frail human response an intimation of what Jesus lived out in going to his death for our salvation.
- Dale Aukerman

Thanks to Sojourners (www.sojo.net) and to PWAL member Illana Naylor for raising up this quote from Church of the Brethren peace theologian Dale Aukerman.

You can find an article of Dale's, "Reckoning with Apacalypse," published in 1999 in The Christian Century, here.

You also may be interested in Dale's book-length writings, The Darkening Valley: A Biblical Perspective on Nuclear War (1989), and Reckoning with Apocalypse: Terminal Politics and Christian Hope (1993).


Matt Guynn
On Earth Peace


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