Welcome to the site of Biblical Peacemaking! Our mission is to turn adults and youth onto the Bible's exciting relevance to the most urgent issue of the 21st century -- violence.
On this site you will find videos, essays, and links introducing the work of Rene Girard, upon whose insights our own biblical perspective is based. Here we explore Girard's work on scapegoating, the relation between violence and religion, and a new, contemporary approach to an understanding of sin as "mimetic desire."
Is God violent? Why is there so much violence in the Bible? Why did Jesus have to die? Why is the history of Christianity filled with so much violence? -- For anyone struggling with questions such as these, the insights of Rene Girard will open up a whole new way of understanding and appreciating the Biblical revelation.