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Pondering the Ethics of the Syrian Military Intervention, Experts Respond

An excellent collection of comments from leading theologians from several traditions, especially regarding an application of the just war theory to the case at hand:

Below are some links to Christian reflection on the issue.  Thanks, Rev. Bruce Gillette, for sharing these links:

Appeal from Protestant Church Leaders in Syria:  Our Syrian brothers and sisters in Christ beg for American Christians to tell our Congress not to approve US attacking their nation and making their suffering worse. See their letter below. How will we reply to their cries?

Round up of National Churches in the USA and Faith Based Groups’ Statements on Syria by Jean Stokan, Director, Institute Justice Team, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas   See today’s video, A Call to Action by Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), calling for churches to act for Syria, out of the church’s concern for Syria, and out of the concern for our government’s intervention into that troubled land

What moral theologians say about getting involved in Syria (National Catholic Reporter)

How to Preach Peace without Being Tuned Out  Preaching peace does not seem all that controversial. After all, who is against peace?  But what if a preacher tries to get specific about Jesus’ call for us to be not only peace lovers but also peacemakers? This reflection provides 11 ideas about how to preach peace in ways the congregation can hear. It was originally written by the Rev. Dick Watts and then revised by the Rev. Dick Watts and the the Rev. Mark Koenig in 2003. The ideas remain timeless and posted on PCUSA web site.  Please share it with preachers and professor of preaching that you know.

On Syria: We Must Use a Moral Compass to Guide Our Moral Outrage by Jim Wallis

The Ethics of a Syrian Military Intervention: The Experts Respond

Seeking Nonviolent Solutions in Syria

Does “right make might” in Syria?  by Christian Iosso Apply­ing just peace cri­te­ria to Pres­i­dent Obama’s call to arms The Pres­i­dent has decided to seek Con­gres­sional approval for autho­riza­tion to use force in Syria. This means that the Amer­i­can pub­lic has a week to debate the ratio­nale pre­sented for airstrikes  is more pertinent material gathered sent to me by Rev. Bruce Gillette:

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