Resources for peacemaking

Peace & Justice

Want to learn more about peace studies? Here are some resources recommended by people interviewed in Will work for Peace.

Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala, Revised and Expanded by Stephen Schlesinger, Stephen Kinzer, John H. Coatsworth, and Richard A. Nuccio (David Rockefeller Center Series on Latin American Studies)

Called to Be Peacemakers: The Challenge and Promise of Peace in the 21st Century by Tom Cordaro, Dr. Jeanette Rodriguez, and Scott Wright (Pax Christi USA; available for free download at

Engaging the Powers: Discernment and Resistance in a World of Domination by Walter Wink (Fortress)

Global Directory of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Programs, seventh edition


Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement without Giving In by Roger Fisher, William Ury, & Bruce Patton (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Jesus and Nonviolence: A Third Way by Walter Wink (Fortress)

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall B. Rosenberg (Puddledancer Press)

Peacebuilding: A Caritas Training Manual (available for free download)

Reconciliation: Mission and Ministry a Changing Social Order by Robert J. Schreiter (Orbis)


The American Street Gang: Its Nature, Prevalence, and Control by Malcolm W. Klein (Oxford)

The Long Loneliness by Dorothy Day (HarperOne)

The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace by John Paul Lederach (Oxford)

Washington’s War on Nicaragua by Holly Sklar (South End Press)

Organizations and websites
ACCU (Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities) Peace and Justice Initiatives

Catholic Peacebuilding Network

Peace and Justice Studies Association


This article is a web-only resource that accompanies “Will work for peace,” which appeared in the March 2010 issue of U.S. Catholic (Vol. 75, No. 3, pages 12-17).

About the author

Heather Grennan Gary

Heather Grennan Gary is on staff at the University of Notre Dame's Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism.

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