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Is ‘Just War’ doctrine another victim of the Syrian conflict?

RNS — Even as the world’s powers grasped for a last-minute resolution to the crisis in Syria, it remained an … Continued

The ethics of a Syrian military intervention: The experts respond

WASHINGTON — As the Obama administration readies for a probable military strike against Syria, Religion News Service asked a panel of … Continued

Drone policy can be moral policy

Reuters photo In a recent contribution for On Faith, former Chicago Theological Seminary President Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite denounced U.S. drone … Continued

Christian ethicist Jean Bethke Elshtain dies at 72

RNS () — Christian ethicist Jean Bethke Elshtain, a scholar who shaped national conversations on war and peace from her … Continued

Was the American Revolution a Just War?

John Trumbull’s ‘Death of General Warren at Bunker Hill’. Was the American Revolution a just war? As we celebrate our … Continued

Drones aren’t the murky moral subject we pretend they are

Reuters photo When a new technology develops, society must sometimes rush to catch up to its ethical ramifications. Take drones, … Continued

U.S. drone strike policy: Just War or just targeted killing?

HO AFP/GETTY IMAGES This US Army handout file image taken February 27, 2011 shows an MQ-1C Gray Eagle armed with … Continued

Mitt Romney’s unconscionable flip-flop on war and foreign policy

GETTY IMAGES President Obama debates with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as moderator Bob Schieffer listens on Oct. 22, 2012. … Continued

‘Tis the season … to attack Christian faith

It is the holidays – a time for friends and family to gather to celebrate Christmas and Thanksgiving – and … Continued

Can Christians celebrate bin Laden’s Death?

Tina Fineberg AP People in New York’s Times Square react to the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death early Monday … Continued

When Your Enemies Fall

Pumping our fists in victory or celebrating in the streets is probably not the best Christian response to anyone’s death, … Continued

Muslim liberation theology on the march

Egyptian Muslim clerics join a demonstration on February 1, 20 at Cairo s Tahrir Square as massive tides of protesters … Continued

Unexpected peace: an Arab art gallery promotes dialogue in Israel

What can the arts contribute to peacebuilding? Here in Israel, I have found that question answered in an art gallery … Continued

Exceptionalism can degenerate into superiority

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

Just War, just peace in the Middle East

Mideast peace talks resume this week, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveling to Egypt and Israel for negotiations between … Continued

The religious case against torture

By Rev. Richard L. Killmer The CIA used torture methods that violated the list of techniques that the Office of … Continued

The ethics of a prudent exit from Afghanistan

Q: In the wake of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s dismissal as chief commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, … Continued

Soliders of conscience

By Ken SehestedBaptist Peace Fellowship of North America The Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, now synonymous both with the torture … Continued

“Just war” or just more war?

Q: Is there such a thing as a ‘just war’? In his Nobel speech, was President Obama right to speak … Continued

No just wars, only futile or necessary wars

Q: Is there such a thing as a ‘just war’? In his Nobel speech, was President Obama right to speak … Continued