This theme provides an introduction to the nonviolent teachings of Jesus based on stories from the Gospel. Opportunities are provided to explain and explore the nature and expression of these core teachings and how Jesus modelled the connection between love of God, love of self, love of neighbour and love of enemies.

 Content areas: the scapegoating process; the dominant culture and the myth of redemptive violence; naming the existing patterns of violence and developing new insights; nonviolent strategies for confronting injustice and inviting responses; engaging the myth of redemptive love; implications for personal, structural and cultural transformation.