Contributor: Diana Gibson

Diana Gibson is an ordained Presbyterian minister and served as a parish pastor for churches in California and Australia for 25 years. She received her Doctorate of Ministry at Columbia Theological Seminary where she studied with biblical theologian Walter Brueggemann. Diana currently teaches theology and scripture using feminist and liberationist approaches at Santa Clara University. She is cofounder of Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice, a grassroots interfaith organization based in the San Francisco bay area.

An Inconvenient Incarnational Peace

Real peacemaking doesn’t start with abstract concepts for me, but with faces. I see faces of children in Salvadoran refugee camps and Mothers of the Disappeared I met in 1989. I see U.S. war veterans: Debbie, Jim and Miguel, who willingly served their country and came home emotionally, spiritually wounded. Jim was a parishioner who still suffers from nightmares... Read more