These resources further explore the work of Peaceful Tomorrows and related issues of nonviolence and restorative justice. They’re perfect for college or university classroom instruction, libraries, community groups, churches or for individual gifts. They can be ordered from the donations page.
Taped in Oklahoma City on the tenth anniversary of the Murrah Federal Building bombing, “Beyond Retribution” captures a roundtable discussion with those who lost family members as a result of 9/11, the Oklahoma City bombing, and the war in Iraq. It is moderated by Father Michael Lapsley, an Anglican priest who lost his hands to a letter bomb sent in response to his work against apartheid in South Africa.
Together, they explore the individual responses of those most closely affected by terrorism, violence and war, and offer ways to move beyond retribution and towards sources of real peace. “Beyond Retribution” is 37 minutes in length, comes with a list of discussion questions, and is suitable for any age (no harsh images or language).
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This Book tells the story of how we came together to form the group, and how we have struggled to keep our losses from being used as a justification for further violence and terror. Written by David Potorti, along with original essays from members of the group including Ryan Amundson, Myrna Bethke, Derrill Bodley, Kelly Campbell, Colleen Kelly, Rita Lasar, Kristina Olsen, Andrew Rice, and Terry Rockefeller.
This soft cover book is 250 pages and retails for $14.95 with a percentage of the proceeds supporting the work of Peaceful Tomorrows. An autographed version of the book is available for an additional donation. It’s published by RDV Books/Akashic Books and is available through local bookstores or online from iTunes/Apple for iPad, Sony, Kobo and Google books. Or, follow these links:
Download a slideshow that presents a history of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows and turning our grief into action for peace.