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LISA SOWLE CAHILL

Whether or not one approves rare and stringently specified uses of violent force to protect democratic institutions and human security, all Catholics, and counterparts in other traditions, should prioritize practical initiatives to transform conflicts and expand just peace. Read the full article »

ROSEMARY KELLISON

Tension can be productive. Certainly, there are resources even within the just war tradition itself on which those interested in promoting the development of peacebuilding practices might draw. In addition to the practice of including more participants from areas and groups historically excluded from Church conferences and conversations, the maintenance of these competing views of the moral status of modernity may thus be a means of facilitating dialogue and new development within the Catholic community itself. Read the full article »

JOHN KELSAY

These conversations are worth noting because they reinforced for me two convictions: first, that there is a great deal to be said regarding the role of nonviolent modes of addressing human conflict, a topic often neglected by interpreters of the just war tradition; and second, that severing the notions of just peace and just war, for example by setting aside the vocabulary of jus ad bellum and jus in bello is a mistake. Indeed, I think we should combine these, and thus affirm that the notions of just peace and just war go together. Read the full article »

Jan-Werner M¸ller er professor ved princeton universitet. Han er i Danmark for at tale til Golden Days. Karen Syberg talte med ham om Tyskland i Europa.

JAN-WERNER MÜLLER

Democracy, if left without value commitments, deteriorates into relativism. Read the full article »

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ATALIA OMER

A “democracy” that lacks a fundamental commitment to pluralism opens the door to totalitarianism. Read the full article »

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MICHAEL DRIESSEN

The identity politics at work here are dangerously illiberal and run counter to the hopes of postwar European institutions. Read the full article »

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ATALIA OMER

The conference “Making Democracy One’s Own: Muslim, Catholic and Secular Perspectives in Dialogue on Democracy, Development, and Peace” (Rome, May 30-June 1, 2016) sought to strengthen and intervene in theorizing the question of religion and democracy. Read the full article »