Consistently Opposing Killing

From Abortion to Assisted Suicide, the Death Penalty, and War

by Rachel MacNair; Stephen Zunes



Book Details

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Publication Date : 1/27/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781450254205

About the Book

“The societal wounds of racism, poverty, and a penchant for using violence to address problems are intimately connected to the death penalty, to war, to the killing of the old and demented, and to the killing of children, unborn and born. If more people were familiar with the consistent life ethic, as expounded in this book, then the voice of all unseen vulnerable people would be better heard.”

-- Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking

“The authors consistently and rationally support the position of opposition to murder in a society where wrong may seem right, to the detriment of life, liberty and justice.”

-- Dr. Alveda King, Founder King for America, Director of African American Outreach for Gospel of Life and niece of Martin Luther King, Jr.

About the Author

Rachel M. MacNair is Director of the Institute for Integrated Social Analysis. A social psychologist, she is the author of The Psychology of Peace: An Introduction and Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress: the Psychological Consequences of Killing. She edited for an activist audience Working for Peace: A Handbook of Practical Psychology.

Stephen Zunes is Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco, where he chairs the Middle East studies program. Previous books include Tinderbox: U.S. Middle East Policy and the Roots of Terrorism and Nonviolent Social Movements: A Geographical Perspective.