“Leading Christians have lent moral backing to military action against the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” (ISIS), citing the Just War doctrine. Christian pacifists, meanwhile, have struggled to suggest convincing alternatives at a time when preaching nonviolence can seem naïve, even heartless. But does the Just War tradition give its adherents a blank check in such a situation?
“We turned to Ron Sider, founder of Evangelicals for Social Action and a dean among Christian pacifists, who lately has been talking about a truce with Just War Christians – while challenging all of us to go beyond easy answers.”
Read the rest of “Does ISIS Prove Nonviolence Wrong?: Making Peace with Just Warriors: An Interview with Ron Sider” here.
Ronald Sider also wrote “What Christian Ethics Demands, But Most Christians Have Yet to Seriously Try” for Sojourners.
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Scot McKnight wrote “Kingdom of God, Politics, and Romans 13.”