We decry our government’s use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) as the new face of war. Under the U.N. Charter, a member state may use military force only in defense to an armed attack or with the authorization of the Security Council. We call for an immediate end to the use of armed drones.
Consider this hypothetical situation. A treaty banning nuclear weapons is agreed to. Pressure builds on nuclear-weapons states to give up their arsenals and the world’s nations collectively ask the Holy See to serve as the repository of a small stockpile of nuclear warheads, creating a special exception to the NPT.
We are honored to be partners with TASSC in the vital work of abolishing torture and holding accountable those who authorize it. May the cruelties and hardships endured rise as prayers to God to hasten the day when the evil of torture is eradicated from society.
By Parker Brown Originally published in The Spirit of Grace, Grace Episcopal Church, Syracuse, New York. Reasonable Christianity is an oxymoron. The Gospels bristle with categorical imperatives, which have nothing to do with measured or reasonable behavior. In Luke 14:25-33, for example, we find Jesus demanding that discipleship come ahead of family and laying down the […]