Tag: Self-Defense

On Non-Violence, Defense, and Victory in the Context of the Russian Aggression against Ukraine
Religion and Conflict

On Non-Violence, Defense, and Victory in the Context of the Russian Aggression against Ukraine

First of all, let me make my standpoint clear: I am from Ukraine, I am Orthodox, I have experience and interest in peacebuilding, and I co-translated the document For the Life of the World: Towards the Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church (FLOW) into Ukrainian and Russian. I find this document a profound and inspiring…

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The Two Swords: Christians and Their Weapons
Ethics, Religion and Politics

The Two Swords: Christians and Their Weapons

by Mark Arey | български | ქართული | Ελληνικά | Русский | Српски And they said, “Look, Lord, here are two swords!”  Jesus said to them, “It is enough.” – Luke 22:38 Americans, especially American Christians, have a fixation on their so-called “God-given Second Amendment Right” to arm themselves to the hilt. I know many…

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