A journal of academic theology

Just War, Pacifism, Just Peace, and Peacebuilding

While Roman Catholic ethics of war and peace develops more restrictive criteria of just war and reprioritizes nonviolence, an important strand of Protestant theology defends war as a God-given instrument of government’s multiple ends. A newer ethics of just peace and peacebuilding emerges from Christian initiatives to transform armed conflict at intra-state and cross-border levels. This essay assesses these approaches and pacifism, concluding with a perspective from the Global South.
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