Category Archives: Peace and War

Torture: From the Gulag Archipelago to Guantanamo Bay

By Brian Edgar

Is it ever right to do wrong in the name of the common good? Does the end justify the means? Can it be argued that torture is sometimes a necessary evil which is really morally good? Read More »

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Christians and war

Every new violent international conflict means a resumption of the long-standing debate between proponents of the two historic Christian approaches to war – Pacifism and Just War theory. But neither can offer more than a provisional and incomplete answer because both deal with circumstances that have already gone seriously wrong. Read More »

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Pacifism, just war and peacemaking

By Brian Edgar

While peace is always the same, war just isn’t what it used to be.

Unfortunately, individuals, coalitions and governments are finding new and diabolically creative ways of causing death, pain and hardship. This article reviews some of the changes that are taking place with regard to war and then makes some comments on three of the most common Christian responses: pacifism, just war theory and peace-making. Read More »

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