Deeper Understanding for More Resilience in the Work for Peace and Justice

by Nina Balmaceda – September 2018

How does the blessing of shalom/eirene incorporate justice and how does the pursuit of justice build the sort of godly relationships that are present in a healthy community?  The eternal call to do justice is inherently intertwined with Jesus’ call.  This paper expects to contribute to a deeper understanding of the biblical teachings on peace and justice, with the hope of encouraging resilience among Christians working with most vulnerable communities. The author also hopes that these reflections will contribute to mobilize faith communities to support justice and peace initiative in their respective contexts.