From Just War to Just Peace: The Time Is Now

For us as Christians, the most fundamental objection to the just war tradition is that it is incompatible with the teaching and example of Jesus, who showed us how to love and forgive our enemies and who rejected the use of violence even to defend his own life.

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End Drone Warfare Now!

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.

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Moving from Nuclear Deterrence to Abolition: The Church’s Moral Teaching Evolves

This month we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The two bombs dropped on August 6 and 9, 1945, killed an estimated 200,000 men, women, and children, the great majority of whom were civilians. Nagasaki was the center of Japanese Catholicism in 1945.

Minding the Signs

I must admit that I don’t pay as close attention to these signs as I should, especially, if I am running late for a Pax Christi meeting, or a ballgame, or a party…or whatever. Now this doesn’t mean that I blindly enter highways without looking; it just means that I am impatient, that I do not carry peace in my heart.

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Appeal from Hiroshima

The use of nuclear weapons is a crime against humanity. Nuclear weapons should be banned and eliminated without delay. Now is the time for us to join hands with citizens, local and national governments and the United Nations to open the door to a world without nuclear weapons.

Reasonable Christianity

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 […]

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