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Syrian Debate Highlights Division in 'Just War' Doctrine
Originally Posted: 09/12/2013 - 12:54pm | Type: Blog

Even as the world’s powers grasped for a last-minute resolution to the crisis in Syria, it remained an open question whether any amount of diplomacy could prevent the conflict from claiming at least one more v ...

The Ethics of a Syrian Military Intervention: The Experts Respond
Originally Posted: 08/30/2013 - 10:01am | Type: Blog

As the Obama administration readies for a probable military strike against Syria, Religion News Service asked a panel of theologians and policy experts whether the U.S. should intervene in Syria in light of th ...

Christian Ethicist Jean Bethke Elshtain Dies at 72
Originally Posted: 08/14/2013 - 8:33am | Type: Blog

Christian ethicist Jean Bethke Elshtain, a scholar who shaped national conversations on war and peace from her perch at the University of Chicago, died Sunday at age 72. Christian ...

No Just War
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:08pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bernard Kern David Cortright's "Finding the Way Out" (March 2011), about why it's time to end the war in Afghanistan, ...

Is It Moral to Celebrate a Person's Death?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editors' note</strong>: This post was written in response to a question posed by T</em>he Washington Post's<em> On Faith blog editors: Is it moral to celebr ...

Why I Support President Obama's Decision on Libya
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

I believe deeply in the power of nonviolence, first as a Christian, and second as one committed to seeing the principles of human dignity, freedom, and justice advanced throughout the world. ...

Securing Soldiers' Rights to Selective Conscientious Objection
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/conscientious-objection/" target="_blank"></a>Last March I testified at the <a href="http://conscienceinwar.org/2010/07/24/log ...

Waging Virtue
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Allyne Smith Just War as Christian Discipleship: Recentering the Tradition in the Church Rather Than the State, by Daniel M. Bell Jr. Bra ...

Is the Afghanistan War 'Just'?
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:52am | Type: Magazine Article

SJ, Drew Christiansen President Obama underplays the importance of alternatives to war. President Barack Obama ...

A Bottom-Up Perspective on Obama's Nobel Speech
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

I didn't get a chance to watch Barack Obama's Nobel speech live, but I've read the transcript and found very little in the speech that couldn't have been given by any number of past preside ...

Obama's Nobel Peace Prize Speech and Just Peace Theory
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

If all we notice in <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/11/world/europe/11prexy.text.html">President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize Lecture</a> is a justification of war, we will miss ...

Applying Just Peace Theory to Obama's UN Speech
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Just peace theory is the middle way between pacifism and just war theory. It recognizes the moral force of nonviolence and the goal of a world that solves its disputes through nonviolent means. ...

The Myth of Holy War
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

I, like <a href="../2009/05/22/was-iraq-a-holy-war/">Aaron Taylor</a> before me, noticed the <a href="http://men.style.com/gq/features/landing?id=content_9217"><em>G ...

Reading Peace for Lent
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

I am a good person.</p> I am a good person. We make this declaration from time to time, usually when we have done something wrong or when we want to put distance between ...

'Winning' in Afghanistan
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

David Cortright How to splinter the Taliban and support Afghans. Few things are certain about the complex insu ...

The Next Stage in the Fight Against Torture
Originally Posted: 03/07/2014 - 3:34pm | Type: Blog

It is still hard to believe that the hopes we have nurtured in the Christian anti-torture movement would come to fruition -- and so early, and so comprehensively, as they did with President Obama's ...

Beyond Just War Theory
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Just War Theory is a mode of analysis that lists criteria by which war may be considered righteous before, during and after its execution. Just War Theory is a mode of analysis th ...

Just Trust the President?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

William Cavanaugh History does not tend to be kind to Christian theologians who demand war. In a New York Times article titled " ...

Speaking Truth To Power
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Douglass Bakke I applaud Larry Rasmussen' I applaud Larry Rasmussen’s efforts to find the middle ground between the positions of just war theory an ...

Counting the Cost
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

George A. Lopez Telling the truth about civilians killed. John Howard Yoder often asserted tha ...

Conduct Unbecoming
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Military role in Kosovo 'ineffective and unethical.' A tall, ramrod straight comba ...

Justifying the Next War
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice The real-world effects of the just war theory. (Just War Theory, Commentary) Just War Theory ...