Beyond Impunity: An Ecumenical Approach to Truth, Justice and Reconciliation

Many observers believe that torture, ethnic cleansing, genocide and other crimes against humanity persist -- despite the universal revulsion they evoke and their explicit prohibition in international law -- because of impunity: the failure to hold perpetrators of similar violations in the past accountable for their deeds. Drawing on the experience of people in many parts of the world, this book insists that there can be no justice or healing in societies torn by such violations without truth and accountability. It is an eloquent challenge to churches to act on their commitments and join with others in the search for genuine justice, repentance and reconciliation.