Peace Studies: Coming to Peace with the Past

In the Preface to Simon Wiesenthal’s The Sunflower Bonny V. Fetterman asks, “How can victims come to peace with their past, and hold on to their own humanity and morals in the process?”   As you may recall, The Sunflower is Wiesenthal’s story of life, death and survival in the Nazi concentration camps.  One day, when…

When Peace Like a River

One of my favorite “old-timey” hymns is Horatio Spafford’s “It is Well with My Soul.” When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to know, It is well, it is well, with my soul. I grew up singing this hymn in church…