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The Need to Diversify New Zealand’s War Narratives

On 11 November 2018, many thousands in countries all around the world stopped to commemorate the end of World War I. In New Zealand, as elsewhere, the date marked the end of a four-year long series of national remembrance activities … Continue reading

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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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