Evangelicals For Peace

A Summit on Christian Moral Responsibility in the 21st Century

September 14, 2012
Georgetown University

On September 14th, 2012, Rick Love convened over one hundred scholars, pastors, missionaries, development workers, activists and others at Copley Hall at Georgetown University to discuss peace, war, and how to work for peace as followers of Jesus. Rick also now chairs the emerging Evangelicals for Peace network which has begun forming as a result of the summit.

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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.


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Rick Love’s recap of the event


Speakers included the following:

Geoff Tunnicliff
D.Min., CEO of the World Evangelical Alliance, representing 600 million evangelicals

David Gushee
Ph.D., Professor of Ethics at Mercer University and co-author of Kingdom Ethics

Jim Wallis
CEO of Sojourners and author of numerous books, including God’s Politics

Douglas Johnston
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

David Beasley
Former Republican Governor of South Carolina & National Prayer Breakfast activist

Glen Stassen
Ph.D., Professor of Ethics at Fuller Seminary and editor of Just Peacemaking

Sami Awad
Executive Director of Holy Land Trust

Eric Patterson
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

Lisa Gibson
J.D., Executive Director of Peace and Prosperity Alliance and author of Life in Death: A Journey From Terrorism to Triumph


The goals?

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


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