just war

  • May 18, 2010

    Some Christians throw around the word "sin" fairly unthinkingly, while others have become rather embarrassed by it. To talk about "sin" clearly and justly, we need to address the confusion of both society and churches around two major issues - sex and violence.

  • December 16, 2009

    In his Nobel Peace Prize speech, President Obama deftly distanced himself and his office from pacifist traditions as a President with responsibilities consistent with empire must do, says Gene Stoltzfus. But the challenge of peacemaking goes deeper than political machinations.

  • December 11, 2009

    Protesters turned out in force in New York and elsewhere yesterday to remind Nobel Peace Prize winner President Barack Obama that war is not justifiable, and to oppose his 30,000-strong troop surge in Afghanistan.

  • October 11, 2009

    The Archbishop of Canterbury has suggested that those who decided for the Iraq war may have failed to consider its true implications in terms of justice and "long-term building and healing."

  • January 16, 2009

    The current Israeli military action is Gaza is being justified on grounds of 'proportionality'. Timothy Seidel looks at the injustice that lies behind the rhetoric.

  • November 13, 2007
  • November 12, 2007

    On the eve of Remembrance Sunday, Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams described the Western-backed wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as a tragic mess which failed to conform to the principles of 'just war' theory and brought great suffering.

  • October 20, 2007

    German Catholics and Mennonites gathered in September for a conference on the “Healing of memories”. Representative of the two Christian traditions are meeting again in Rome right now, and the agenda is once again peace and reconciliation.

  • July 25, 2007

    Evangelicals have enjoyed a major influence on the Bush administration, but John Dear points out that this does not mean they have a basic commitment to Jesus' way of peace.

  • January 25, 2007

    The international community's responsibility to protect endangered populations when their governments fail to do so, and church support for protective measures, has been the subject of lively debate at a World Council of Churches (WCC) workshop at the 20-25 January World Social Forum in Nairobi, Kenya.