Joseph E. Capizzi

Joseph E. Capizzi is a professor of moral theology and ethics and the executive director of the Institute for Human Ecology at the Catholic University of America. He teaches in the areas of social and political theology, with special interests in issues in peace and war, citizenship, political authority, and Augustinian theology. He is the author of Politics, Justice, and War: Christian Governance and the Ethics of Warfare (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Bishops Call for Nuclear Elimination but Forget Need for Modernization and Maintenance
Bishops Call for Nuclear Elimination but Forget Need for Modernization and Maintenance

On July 6, 2017, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Conference of European Justice and Peace Commissions issued a joint declaration calling upon the international community to “map out a credible, verifiable, and enforceable strategy for the total elimination of nuclear weapons.”

A President Trump Could Serve Russia Well
Trump’s Task with Russia

Every Brexit-Trump gain is a gain for Russia’s historic aspirations to recreate geographic and population buffers around the Russian border.

Rome Peacemaking Conference
Just War as Peacemaking

The just war ethic is really and first an approach to politics as the moral exercise of power in service of justice, fairness, stability, and ultimately peace.