A Growth Industry

Peacebuilding
Catholic Theology, Ethics, and Praxis
Edited by Robert J. Schreiter, R. Scott Appleby, and Gerard F. Powers
Orbis Books, $30, 480 pp.

Sr. Mary Taricisia Lokot has spent most of her life working with children in northern Uganda, many of them victims of the savage thirty-year war between the government and the Lord’s Resistance Army. She has often negotiated with rebel leaders and run into child soldiers. She has helped many of these youngsters return to the community. “The child soldiers say, ‘Sister, take me home with you, please take me,’” she reports. “Leaving them there you feel heartbroken and you cannot even sleep at...

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Brian Stiltner is chair of the Department of Philosophy, Theology, and Religious Studies at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.