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Unity and diversity: the church, race and ethnicity by Sujit Sivasundaram

Unity and diversity: the church, race and ethnicity by Sujit Sivasundaram

  Summary The affirmation of ethnic diversity can give the individual believer and the local congregation a sense of cohesion and belonging. Yet, if ethnicity becomes a primary criterion defining identity, we risk marginalising ethnic minorities. This paper brings the twin principles of unity and diversity to bear on four contexts: the individual Christian, 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 conduct of war: lessons from Deuteronomy 20

The conduct of war: lessons from Deuteronomy 20

Hetty Lalleman, December 2004 Warfare has been part of human life from early times. It is one of the consequences of what happened in Genesis 3 – rebellion against God. The Old Testament is not a book which only contains pious phrases about human beings and God. Of course, God reveals himself in the Bible, […]

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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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