Peacemaking: A Transformative Model

It is possible to make peace even with those with whom there is disagreement, even with those who are antagonistic and presently driven by hate, and even those whose behavior has taken violent forms. The model differs completely from that of the crusade, which has no place for even the slightest interaction with foes. It also differs from both just war thinking (which aims to limit and control the use of violence employed as a last resort) and pacifism (as the refusal to use violence.) Although both just war thinking and pacifism are alternatives to the crusade, they are still moral responses to war. The uniqueness of this model is that instead of responding to war as a moral problem it seeks to take an active initiative in order to achieve peace.

Edward LeRoy Long, Jr., Facing Terrorism