I am Sorry I Have Made Them: The Call for Reconciliation Competency

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Lawrence Ressler


Peacemaking, Reconciliation, Conflict, Competency, Alan Keith-Lucas


The article is the Alan Keith Lucas lecture given at the 72nd NACSW Annual Convention at Oak Brook, Illinois by Dr. Lawrence Ressler. The presentation calls for Christian social workers to have four peace and reconciliation skills based on the Psalm 85:10 framework of mercy, truth, justice and peace. The competency skills include forgiveness support skills, truth-seeking skills, amends facilitation and reparation skills, and vision facilitation skills and mediation.

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