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On Morality & the Crisis in Syria

From the Print Edition: Morality & Interests in Syria

The Importance of the Chaplaincy
The Importance of the Chaplaincy

This article about the role and need for the clergy to serve as Chaplains during World War II was originally published in Christianity & Crisis in 1942.

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Reinhold Niebuhr & Executive Order 9066

75 years ago, Executive Order 9066, forcibly relocating Japanese Americans, went into full effect. Reinhold Niebuhr didn’t think it should have.

The Local Church and the War
The Local Church and the War

This article about the morality and justification of World War II and the Church was originally published in Christianity & Crisis in 1942.

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On the Proper jus of the Just War Tradition

Why is the just war tradition seemingly so easily abused?

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Civil Liberties in Wartime

Christians have a sacred duty to help ensure that achieving victory in wars abroad does not come at the cost of losing peace at home

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Relation of the Christian Faith to Democracy

A Christian realist approach to thinking about faith and political structure

Lincoln's Leadership in War
Abe Lincoln: Just Warrior

At the advent of the US entry into WWII, the character of Abraham Lincoln’s wartime presidency had much to commend to a nation newly entered into conflict. It has much to commend to us now, as well.

Reinhold Niebuhr’s Community of Common Responsibility

75 years ago Reinhold Niebuhr rejoiced that America had finally resolved to do her duty

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