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The Pacifism Papers 2: The Pacifist State

In the last couple of years, I have been working on a project funded by the Marsden Fund of New Zealand about how pacifism is suppressed and subjugated as a theory and practice of politics. During this time, I have … Continue reading

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The Pacifism Papers 1: Answering the Objections to Pacifism

In the last couple of years, I have been working on a project funded by the Marsden Fund of New Zealand about how pacifism is suppressed and subjugated as a theory and practice of politics. During this time, I have … Continue reading

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Swords into Ploughshares: A World Peace Day Sermon

The following is the text of the sermon I gave today at St Paul’s Cathedral, Dunedin, as part of World Peace Day Sunday: May the words of my mouth, and the meditation of our hearts, be acceptable in your sight, … Continue reading

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We’ve all failed Syria

Yesterday, I saw the report from the BBC Panorama team in Syria who witnessed the aftermath of a horrific attack in which an incendiary bomb was dropped onto a school playground. The images of children with napalm-like burns over their … Continue reading

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Scripture Readings for the Modern Military

The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with great military might. (Psalm 29: 11) Turn from evil and do good; seek security and pursue it with swords and chariots. (Psalm 34: 14) He will judge … Continue reading

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