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Just War and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine: A Talk at Patrick Henry College
Just War and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine: A Talk at Patrick Henry College

Eric Patterson spoke at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia, about how just war thinking can provide analysis on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

How Should Christians Think About the War in Ukraine

Paul Miller and Daniel Darling discussed how Christians should think about the war in Ukraine at an event hosted by the Land Center on the campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary on April 12, 2022.

Good, Evil, and the Just War: Ukraine Needs More Aid
Good, Evil, and the Just War: Ukraine Needs More Aid

The war in Ukraine, with its indiscriminate slaughter and mass murder of thousands, forces us to admit the reality of evil.

Marksism – No. 82: World War III, Just War vs. Pacifism, Easter

This week the editors discuss Debra Erickson’s article about why the Russia-Ukraine War is not World War III, an exchange about pacifism and the just war tradition, and a 75-year-old article about Easter and the resurrection.

A Just War Response to a Pacifism and the Russia-Ukraine War
Just War Response to Pacifism’s Say on Russia-Ukraine War

I appreciate Michael McKoy’s recent “What Does Pacifism Have to Say About Ukraine?” But I remain unimpressed by the pacifist view.

What Does Pacifism Have to Say about Ukraine?
What Does Pacifism Have to Say about Ukraine?

Pacifism argues that the only means of breaking the cycles of violence is to recognize the short-term and long-term devastation of war, examine the decisions and dynamics that perpetuate these cycles, and make the tough decisions necessary to reject violence and ensure peace.

Is Russia-Ukraine War the Start of World War III?

As the Russia-Ukraine War continues, is World War III inevitable—or has a new kind of world war already begun?

Conciliation after the Russia-Ukraine War | Just Post Bellum Series, Part 5
Conciliation after the Russia-Ukraine War | Jus Post Bellum Series, Part 5

If order is the attainable and justice the possible, then (re)conciliation is the desirable. Conciliation is future-focused in that it sees former enemies as partners in a shared future.

Russia-Ukraine War’s Lesson about Values and Decision-Making
Russia-Ukraine War’s Lesson about Values and Decision-Making

The West is not responsible for Putin’s war. But Western democracies are responsible for whether they live by the values that set them apart from the values that animate Putin’s imperial fantasy, and for whether they defend those values against attack.

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