Nonviolence and the Just War Tradition: Toward the Future

Author: David Hollenbach

July 5, 2023

Published in La Civiltà Cattolica, this article by Senior Fellow Rev. David Hollenbach, S.J., discusses the ethical, political, and theological dimensions of the debate in the Catholic community about whether Christians should always rely on nonviolent responses to serious injustices or whether armed force is sometimes a legitimate way to right grave wrongs. Hollenbach concludes that the complementarity of an ethic of nonviolence and of justice can direct the future activity of the leaders of nations in a morally effective way.

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