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The Family and Sexual Ethics: Christian Foundations and Public Values by Sally Bertlin

The Family and Sexual Ethics: Christian Foundations and Public Values by Sally Bertlin

  ‘The Family and Sexual Ethics: Christian Foundations and Public Values’ was an international conference held in Hong Kong in May 2011, organised by the Hong Kong Baptist University and the Jubilee Centre. In recent years there has been a growing international interest and concern about the pressures of the environment and the consequences of […]

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Book review: Peacemakers – Building stability in a complex world by Peter Dixon

Book review: Peacemakers – Building stability in a complex world by Peter Dixon

Reviewed by David Wong Written from a primarily Christian perspective, but also applying widely accepted international principles, “Peacemakers: Building stability in a complex world by Peter Dixon” explores the nature and causes of conflict and the options for intervention before going on to suggest how people can involve themselves in working towards peace, stability and […]

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Forgiveness in Post-Conflict Transition

Forgiveness in Post-Conflict Transition

Mark Simmons, December 2006 Shame is a common theme in politics and a powerful motivator of violence. The Serbs’ humiliation by the Turks in 1389 still informs Serbian hatred of Kosovar Muslim Albanians, and the Québécois motto je me souviens recalls an eighteenth-century French defeat at the hands of the English. Responding to Injustice Humiliation […]

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Concordis international: A second year of peacemaking

Concordis international: A second year of peacemaking

Peter Dixon, September 2006 As I write, the situation in Darfur is steadily deteriorating, as an ironic consequence of a peace agreement signed by only some of the combatant parties. It would be easy to give up hope for peaceful outcomes in the Sudan, but we at Concordis International are reluctant to do anything of the […]

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Globalization and the world economy – for richer for poorer, for better or worse? by Paul Mills

Globalization and the world economy – for richer for poorer, for better or worse? by Paul Mills

  Summary Globalization is transforming the world for both good and ill, although it is neither new nor inevitable. Globalization is largely innocent of the crimes for which it is usually charged. It has the potential dramatically to reduce global poverty and undermine repressive regimes. But globalization challenges the viability of the nation state and […]

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The new world order? by Julian Rivers

The new world order? by Julian Rivers

  Summary This essay summarises the biblical teaching on international order, considers the way in which Christians have appropriated that biblical teaching, and evaluates recent developments in international relations. In the light of events in Kosovo and East Timor, it considers the justification and limits of the use of force in ‘humanitarian intervention’ and the […]

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