Tag: war on terror

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    A growing movement is renewing calls to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, citing concerns about the treatment of detainees. “We need to understand what detention centers of that sort do to the moral fabric and psychic fabric of a soul. They are killing,” says Nancy Sherman, author of The Untold War. More

    September 6, 2013 | Comments

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    Osama bin Laden is dead. Can Americans experience a moment of national unity without waving a bloody shirt? More

    May 3, 2011 | Comments

  • Read commentary from history and religious studies professor Jonathan Brockopp and international relations professor Andrew Bacevich on whether the Iraq war should be considered just. More

    March 24, 2006 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s interview about Iraq and just war with Brian Stiltner, associate professor of religious studies at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. More

    March 24, 2006 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s interview about just war and Iraq with Shaun Casey, assistant professor of Christian ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. More

    March 24, 2006 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s interview about Iraq and just war with Dr. Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. More

    March 24, 2006 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s interview about Iraq and just war with William Galston, a senior fellow in the governance studies program at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. More

    March 24, 2006 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s interview about Iraq and just war with Professor Jean Bethke Elshtain, the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School. More

    March 24, 2006 | Comments

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    When is a preventive war, such as the invasion of Iraq, justified? Consciously or not, most of us probably weigh the morality of war using centuries-old “just war” theory. More

    March 24, 2006 | Comments

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    As the U.S. builds coalitions and deploys troops in response to last month’s attacks, an old moral question has resurfaced: In order to fight a great evil, how much evil do you have to condone? R & E discusses the implications with Nina Shea of the Center for Religious Freedom at Freedom House, Dr. Stephen Morrison of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Rev. Dr. John Wimberly, Jr. of D.C.’s Western Presbyterian Church. More

    October 5, 2001 | Comments