Religious diversity is not a new phenomenon but as old as most major religious traditions. This becomes apparent in the fact that at least all of today’s major religions like Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and the different Chinese religions are a result of some form of syncretism of different religious forebears. It is also … More Review: “Religious Pluralism & Interreligious Theology” by Perry Schmidt-Leukel – And its relevance for the Ethics of War and Peace
Dehumanising rhetoric in the context of war is nothing new and the recent statement by U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major John Wayne Troxell that the Joint Force fighting ISIS is on orders to annihilate the enemy and if ISIS fighters do not choose to surrender, they should be killed “with extreme prejudice, whether that be … More On the problem of dehumanising rhetoric in war – A Christian theological perspective
This post is partly based on my earlier post „Die Bundeswehr im UN-Einsatz in Mali – Ein Einsatz ohne Erfolgsaussichten?“, published on 06 February 2017 on sicherheitspolitik-blog.de. This week the German Bundestag discussed among other Bundeswehr deployments the future participation in the United Nations peacekeeping mission MINUSMA (Mission Multidimensionelle Intégrée des Nations Unies pour la … More German Bundeswehr and MINUSMA in Mali – Any chance of success?