Class on Peace and War: Overhead projections. last revised 2-11-04. Factual question from prior class (about wealth and global justice) that I found the answer to and might be part of this discussion today as well:.
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Class on Peace and War: Overhead projections
last revised 2-11-04
Factual question from prior class (about wealth and global justice) that I found the answer to and might be part of this discussion today as well:
Several principles are in tension, to start with:
individual justice options and national justice options
(1) Jus ad bellum (just reasons for engaging in war: the when and why of war)
(2) Jus in bello (just ways to wage war)
Just Cause - only in real and certain danger (86)
Competent authority - must be declared by legitimately responsible public officials (87- 88)
Comparative justice - rights and values involved justify killing (92)
right intention - war in pursuit of peace and reconciliation (95)
last resort - all peaceful alternatives exhausted (96)
probability of success (98)
proportionality - damage to be inflicted must be proportionate to the good expected (99)
A Pastoral Message: Living With Faith and Hope After September 11, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops,November 14, 2001 (on web) (11 pps)http://www.nccbuscc.org/sdwp/sept11.htm
“In light of the teaching that the use of arms must not produce disorders graver than the evil to be eliminated, the effect of military action on the Afghan people must be closely monitored on an ongoing basis.”
Thousands of innocent USA civilians killed by terrorists.
Patterns of Global Terrorism, Bureau of Public Affairs, U.S. Department of State, 2000. http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/pgtrpt/2000/Significant Terrorist Incidents 1961-2001, Bureau of Public Affairs, U.S. Department of State, 2002.