Category: Conflict

Jesus and non-violence

There is a cost to being opposed to violence. The cross stands out as the ultimate price of non-violence. Jesus allowed men of violence to nail him to that cross and apparently triumph over him. But the resurrection of Jesus from the dead was the ultimate triumph of love over […]

How should we respond to ISIS?

Some questions How should we respond to the evil that ISIS represents? What is our personal response? What should be the response from our nation? Should we respond to violence with violence? Who is setting the agenda: ISIS or the West? Is there a case for a ‘holy […]

Sri Lanka 27 years on

I first visited Sri Lanka early in 1988, but have just returned from what must be about my 30th visit. The roots of the poverty relief charity, Kingscare/Karuna Action developed here, and the country has been central to it’s work and vision. I remember well my first visit. I […]

Jesus: Responding to Violence

Was Jesus a pacifist? Does he expect his followers to be pacifists? Is it right to defend ourselves, or our loved ones, from violent attack? Is non-violent protest the only way to change the world? Should we use military means to prevent the excesses of violent dictators in […]