Just Policing, Not War: An Alternative Response to World Violence

Posted on March 27, 2015 by PLT Staff

Recording of a lecture given by Gerald Schlabach at the Spring Institute for Lived Theology 2008 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Schlabach discusses the ideas in his book Just Policing, Not War, which proposes that we need to develop peaceable multilingualism in order to work across world views. He argues that peace needs to be approached from within the framework of the opposite side, and that peace cannot be achieved if the opposing sides cannot communicate between these frameworks.

Excerpt: “What I’m proposing here is an agenda for ethical discernment, above all in each tradition. In each respective tradition calling both traditions, and of course working most closely with Mennonites and Catholics to be more coherent about what they really think of the ethics of policing.”

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  • Date Recorded:May 29, 2008
  • Location Recorded:Charlottesville, VA
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