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S5 E6: The One About Peace and Conflict

Updated: May 24, 2022

As we check the news for updates regarding Russia and Ukraine, I take a look at the topic of Peace and Conflict. A popular theme in the GCSE, I consider what war is, different types and causes of war. Is war sometimes our moral duty or is all war is immoral? I look at inspirations from some of the world religions consdering the Old Testament God and the teachings of Jesus, Islamic teachings of Jihad, and the symbolism of the Kirpan in Sikhi. I look at Aquinas' Just War theory, the pacifist teachings of Quakers, and the example of Desmond Doss as a Conscientious Objector.



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