The Scapegoat Theory of Atonement seems to explain rather well humanity's violent tendencies and the cycles of violence in human societies throughout history. It is described here:
Green Team invites you to participate in a environmental March in Copenhagen on May 25th. 3 other Green Churches in Copenhagnen will also meet up at Skt Andreas at 12:00. We will then walk to Christiansborg (Parliment) at meet up with other marchers at 13:00. The event lasts until 17:30. We hope to uplift the environment to the politicians as the coming election approaches.
The Moral Influence and Moral Example Theories of Atonement explained:
Palm Sunday was the day we launched our Green Church Cook book. It is a collection of recipes received from the congregation on meatless meals and desserts. We "poked" the community at our Harvest festival and continued the challenge throughout Lent. Thanks to all who have participated and who are trying to be healthy and protect the planet. -- your Green Team