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Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics

Volume 24, Issue 2, Fall/Winter 2004

Glen H. Stassen
Pages 171-191

Just Peacemaking as Hermeneutical Key
The Need for International Cooperation in Preventing Terrorism

DATA SHOW THAT THE STRATEGY OF ARGUING THAT A WAR IS UNJUST, or that we should oppose all wars, always loses the national debate that occurs before a war. Data also show, however, that articulating an alternative to the war fares much better. Facing this reality requires us to develop an additional ethic besides just war and pacifism—an ethic that articulates specific alternatives to a war.

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