(Sightings) — Ironically, it is in times of crisis when we can be least likely to step back and compare our words and actions against our moral convictions.
(RNS) The foundations of 'just war' theory were laid down in the fifth century by St. Augustine. How applicable are they in the cyberage?
(RNS) A roundup of responses from a variety of religious leaders, whose reactions also range widely.
(RNS) The use of lethal drones raises questions of conscience for the religious community. People of faith have a responsibility to shine a bright light on this doubtful means of conducting war.
(RNS) The letter stands in contrast to a petition launched by conservative Catholic, evangelical and Jewish activists who demanded that President Obama sharply escalate military action against Islamic extremists.
(RNS) A coalition of religious leaders, led by mostly conservative Catholic, evangelical and Jewish activists, is calling on President Obama to sharply escalate military action against Islamic extremists in Iraq.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Even as Francis called on the international community to find "an efficient political solution that can stop these crimes" the Vatican also tried to make peace with the idea that U.S. military strikes were necessary and working.
(RNS) The central problem is not that the just war doctrine is being dismissed or condemned, but that both sides in the debate over Syria are citing just war theory, but are reaching diametrically opposed conclusions.
(RNS) Widely admired ethicist Jean Bethke Elshtain regularly wrote and lectured on ethics, politics and religion but was routinely criticized by other theologians for her position on Iraq.