Just War Tradition

The Christian and the War: Fighting for Justice, not from Necessity
The Christian and the War: Fighting for Justice, not from Necessity

Reinhold Niebuhr refutes the argument that Christians are only allowed to pursue war for the purpose of self-defense. He asserts that a Christian’s willingness to fight should stem from a desire to seek and promote justice.

Joseph E. Capizzi Lecture: “Catholic Teaching & Just War”

The following lecture was recorded during Providence’s 2017 Christianity and National Security Conference. Joseph E. Capizzi discusses the nature of…

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Day 2: The Providence Christianity & National Security Conference 2017

Video links to the presentations from the 2nd day of the Providence conference reflecting on the intersection of Christian intelligence and foreign policy

Eric Patterson Lecture: “Just War Teaching & Christian Higher Education”

The following lecture was recorded during Providence’s 2017 Christianity and National Security Conference. Eric Patterson uses Harry Potter to discuss…

Keith Pavlischek Lecture: “Christianity & Pacifism”

The following lecture was recorded during Providence’s 2017 Christianity and National Security Conference. Keith Pavlischek discusses the history of pacifism…

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Day 1: The Providence Christianity & National Security Conference 2017

Video links to the presentations from the 1st day of the Providence conference reflecting on the intersection of Christian intelligence and foreign policy

The King's Choice Movie Review
King’s Choice, Honorable Statecraft & Just War

New Norwegian film ‘The King’s Choice’ about the king who defied Nazi invasion provides important lessons about honorable statecraft and Just War teaching.

Jim Mattis
New Rules of Engagement Help the Battle

Two changes to how we fight will allow US and coalition forces to fight both justly and to win

Just War Theorists Should Consider how to Fight Corruption
Just War Theorists Should Consider How to Fight Corruption

Corruption exacerbates conflicts when it undermines stability and emboldens actors to continue along the path of violence. Just war theory principles can help fight it.

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