Volume 8, Issue 2, December 2015








Volume 8, Issue 2, December 2015

Guest Editor:

Dr. Laura Finley, Barry University



Culturally Competent Engagement: The S.O.S. Approach
Ed Brantmeier and Noori Brantmeier
pg. 4 – 16

Do We Need New Heroes? Reflections on the Cult of Personality and Peace, Human Rights, and Social Justice Movements
Laura Finley
Pg. 17 – 33

Redefining and Delineating Dehumanization: Towards an Inclusive Assessment Model
Aniuska Luna
Pg. 34 – 58

Exploring Indigenous Approaches to Peacebuilding: The Case of Ubuntu in South Africa
Abdul Karim Issifu
Pg. 59 – 72

Teach, Learn, Act, Empower: Education for Restorative Justice in Sexual Violence Cases
Matthew Johnson
Pg. 73 – 88

Toward a Peaceful and Creative Coexistence through Empathic Recognition of Our Inner Universality
Carol L. Simpson
Pg. 89 – 127




Amster, R., Finley, L., Pries, E., & McCutheon, R. (Eds.). (2015). Peace studies: Between tradition and innovation. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Christian A.I. Schlaerth
Pg. 128 –

Wood, H. (2016). Invitation to Peace Studies. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 
Janet Gray
Pg. 130

Herman, J. (1992, 2015). Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of violence – from domestic abuse to political terror. New York, NY: Basic Books.
Nekeisha Bascombe
Pg. 134




Occupy or Die
Matthew Johnson
Pg. 139

Peace is a Woman
Matthew Johnson
Pg. 141

America the Wicked
Matthew Johnson
Pg. 142

State of Dissent
Matthew Johnson
Pg. 144

Black and White
Matthew Johnson
Pg. 145

The Disease
Matthew Johnson
Pg. 147