Tag: War

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 peace-builders

Concordis peace-builders

Some of the participants at the recent Concordis Darfur consultation (T. Hayden-Smith) Peter Dixon, September 2005 Twelve months on from becoming an independent charity, we look back thankfully on a year in which Concordis International has built up trust on all sides in Sudan, currently our main area of operations. We have brought key Sudanese […]

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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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Concordis: making a difference for Darfur

Concordis: making a difference for Darfur

Peter Dixon, September 2004 No doubt you have been following the harrowing news reports emanating from the western Sudanese region of Darfur, where over one million people have been displaced by heavy fighting between anti-government forces and militias linked to the government of Sudan . Armed marauders have systematically killed men, raped women, destroyed crops […]

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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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