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Which refugees would Jesus resettle?

Aloysious Mowe A woman goes up to Jesus to plead for her daughter’s life. Jesus won’t even look at her: she’s a Canaanite, from a despised people long regarded as an enemy of the Jewish people. When she continues to beg for his help, he says, dismissively, ‘I am here to help only people of […]

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A Christian Response To Holy Terror

Chris Marshall The religious dimension makes modern terrorism such a complex and dangerous reality to deal with. But it must be dealt it. It is vital that internationally co-ordinated efforts are made to counteract it. A coherent strategy is required that balances short-term and long-term remedies. The short-term need is to shut down or contain […]

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Vatican Rejects Just War, Opts For Nonviolence

The participants of a first-of-its-kind Vatican conference have bluntly rejected the Catholic church’s long-held teachings on just war theory, saying they have too often been used to justify violent conflicts and the global church must reconsider Jesus’ teachings on nonviolence… “We propose that the Catholic Church develop and consider shifting to a Just Peace approach […]

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Vatican Re-Evaluates Just War Theory

The Vatican will be hosting a first of its kind conference this week to reexamine the Catholic Church’s long-held teachings on just war theory, bringing some 80 experts engaged in global nonviolent struggles to Rome with the aim of developing a new moral framework that rejects ethical justifications for war … “After more than 1,500 […]

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Who Is My Neighbour? Plough Quarterly

Plough Quarterly No. 8: Who Is My Neighbour? Spring 2016 This issue explores what it means to be a good neighbour – to a homeless person, an immigrant, a veteran, a criminal, or even to an enemy in a time of war. http://www.plough.com/en/subscriptions/quarterly/2016/spring-2016-issue-8?source=pw030316

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On the Ethics of Online Shaming

Irina Rai Is online shaming just a new version of something that humans have always done, or is it substantially different, now that the shaming is taking place on the Internet? And, either way, is it the right thing to do? Online shaming has been a hot topic over the last year. An entire book […]

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Download Theological Texts For Free

Abraham, K. C. – LIberative Solidarity – Contemporary Perspe.pdf 2010-Jul-25 08:21:20 585.0K application/pdf Altizer, Thomas & Hamilton, William – Radical Theology and t.pdf 2010-Jul-25 08:21:21 380.4K application/pdf Altizer, Thomas J.J. – The Gospel of Christian Atheism.pdf 2010-Jul-25 08:21:21 275.2K application/pdf Bach, Alice – The Pleasures of Her Text.pdf 2010-Jul-25 08:21:21 509.3K application/pdf Balasundaram, Franklyn J. […]

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Islamist Ideas In Christian Circles?

Pocket-Sized Gods? Vinoth Ramachandaran The Malaysian Church, in recent decades, was engaged in a prolonged legal battle with their Islamist-influenced government which prohibited non-Muslims from using the word Allah to refer to the supreme God and creator. Church leaders received directives stating that several words of Arabic origin, including Allah, Nabi (prophet) and Al Kitab (Bible) […]

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‘War, Words and Reason: Orwell and Merton on the Crises of Language’

Dr Rowan Williams At first sight, it seems hard to imagine a more unlikely pairing than the one announced in this lecture’s title. George Orwell had a profound dislike of Roman Catholic writers (though – as we shall see later – he accorded a grudging respect to Evelyn Waugh as a literary craftsman), and, had […]

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What Future Have Christians in the Middle East?

Samuel Tadros The train of destruction that is the Islamic State – ISIS, as people know it – has taken Middle East Christians in Syria and Iraq by storm. In Lebanon, the ruling formula that the country has adopted for so many years is crumbling, strained by the growing Sunni/Shiite war raging in neighbouring Syria, […]

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Pursuing Peace Honestly in Iraq and Syria

Alan Storkey November 30, 2015 1.Bombing does not add up to a Policy. The Conservative proposal for bombing ISIS is being presented as policy. It is an attempt to damage ISIS and cause it to contract from the area it is fighting in throughout Iraq and Syria. In part it is a retaliation following the Paris […]

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An Eye for an Eye Makes the Whole World Blind

John Dear  Posted: 26/11/2015 02:33 That Friday evening I was just beginning to lead a weekend retreat at the Kirkridge Retreat Center in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, when we received word about the terrorist attacks in Paris. Like everyone else, we were grief-stricken, but we regrouped and became even more determined to dive deep into our […]

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