We decry our government’s use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) as the new face of war. Under the U.N. Charter, a member state may use military force only in defense to an armed attack or with the authorization of the Security Council. We call for an immediate end to the use of armed drones.
Consider this hypothetical situation. A treaty banning nuclear weapons is agreed to. Pressure builds on nuclear-weapons states to give up their arsenals and the world’s nations collectively ask the Holy See to serve as the repository of a small stockpile of nuclear warheads, creating a special exception to the NPT.
By Emmanuel Charles McCarthy
When one has far more than he or she needs to live and another does not have enough to survive (one person dies every nine seconds of starvation in this world, and that is just the beginning of humanly created deprivation), the only way he or she or they can hang onto their excess is by the gun.
By Parker Brown Originally published in The Spirit of Grace, Grace Episcopal Church, Syracuse, New York. Reasonable Christianity is an oxymoron. The Gospels bristle with categorical imperatives, which have nothing to do with measured or reasonable behavior. In Luke 14:25-33, for example, we find Jesus demanding that discipleship come ahead of family and laying down the […]