How Christians went to war

By R. Scott Appleby| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article War and Peace

Among the remarkable side effects of the conflict between the United States and Iraq has been the revival of the just war theory, the set of ethical reflections specifying the conditions under which a "just war" may be declared (jus ad bellum) and how it must be waged (jus in bello). Catholic moral theologians, accustomed to talking shop primarily to their students and to one another, enjoyed a short but intense heyday in the media spotlight during Operation Desert Storm and again, briefly, during the recent U.S. bombing of Iraq.


How Christians went to war

By R. Scott Appleby| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article War and Peace

Among the remarkable side effects of the conflict between the United States and Iraq has been the revival of the just war theory, the set of ethical reflections specifying the conditions under which a "just war" may be declared (jus ad bellum) and how it must be waged (jus in bello). Catholic moral theologians, accustomed to talking shop primarily to their students and to one another, enjoyed a short but intense heyday in the media spotlight during Operation Desert Storm and again, briefly, during the recent U.S. bombing of Iraq.


My greatest hope

By Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Environment Ethic of Life Social Justice Spirituality War and Peace Women

Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland, O.S.B. on the church in the world
People all over this globe, with all their racial and cultural differences, have to learn to live together in peace and work for the common good of all. My hope would be that the church would show by example how people of different cultures and races can respect one an-other's legitimate differences and live as a creative global organism.


Resources for children and violence

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Article War and Peace

Resources for "It's Time to Stop Training Our Kids to Kill"
(July 1999 USC Sounding Board by Lt. Col. David Grossman)

Longer version of Col. Grossman's piece (plus reprint information)

"Trained to Kill" (full article and reprints from Christianity Today)

How to contact television networks


Let’s tailor the seamless garment

By Mary Meehan| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Ethic of Life Sex and Sexuality War and Peace
We have stretched out the consistent ethic of life on both sides of the political debate, an activist argues. Trimming out all but the key issues would set our priorities straight.

 

We were a hopeful band of prolife peaceniks, venturing out one summer day in 1979 to dialogue with other folks on the left. They were demonstrating in Cincinnati against a National Right to Life Convention. We passed leaflets out to them and carried picket signs with messages such as "Anti-War=Prolife/Be Consistent!"


War wounds

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article War and Peace
  
Here's a new strategy for victory in Iraq: surrender to the things we say we believe.


War wounds

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article War and Peace
  
Here's a new strategy for victory in Iraq: surrender to the things we say we believe.


Weapons of lasting destruction

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article War and Peace
  
The disfiguring effects of the current war will be seen long after the smoke has cleared.

Weapons of lasting destruction

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article War and Peace
  
The disfiguring effects of the current war will be seen long after the smoke has cleared.

Iran spam

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article War and Peace
A shockingly awful public relations campaign is underway for yet another war.


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