I'll start us off
On page 5, Wink writes: "Neutrality in a situation of oppression always supports the status quo. Reduction of conflict by means of a phony 'peace' is not a Christian goal. Justice is the goal, and that may require an acceleration of conflict as a necessary stage in forcing those in power to bring about genuine change."
Just to stir thought, I looked up the word phony in my thesaurus. It is an adjective and here are the results: false, fake, counterfeit, bogus, artificial, feigned, forged, spurious, sham, pretentious, deceiving, insincere, deceptive, impostor, hypocrite, fraud, hoax.
So I am very glad when it is stated that people of faith ought never to work for such a peace.
Dr. King referred to such a peace in his Letter from Birmingham Jail.
"I must make two honest confessions to you, my Christian and Jewish brothers. First, I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride towards freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to 'order' than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice;"