In recent weeks, questions over the legitimacy of possible military intervention in Syria have given rise to a lot of discussion about Just War Theory. What does Just War Theory actually say?
The Political and Constitutional Reform Committee is looking at formalising Parliament’s role in conflict resolution. Joe Egerton urges the Committee to apply the insights of St Thomas Aquinas to this task.
Since the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, the argument about its justification has never stopped. But George Wilkes argues here that a debate drawing only on the Christian ethical tradition has neglected the principles of justice in war that are to be found in the traditions of other faiths, which might help in opening dialogue and building understanding.
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