The increasing frequency of news about new threats from North Korea has the world worried. What will happen if the situation deteriorates further? Will North Korea make good on its many promises and attack? Will the right application of diplomacy help defuse the ticking bomb that is Kim Jong-Un? In stressful times like these we all wish for world peace, a subject on which G.A. Studdert Kennedy wrote with great expertise.
“There are no words foul and filthy enough to describe war,” said Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy, a chaplain who served on the front lines in WWI. After his terrible wartime experience he became a devout defender of Christian pacifism, and promoted economic justice throughout the world. You can read a collection of his most important and inspirational writings in the book After War is Faith Possible?
What would Kennedy make of the burgeoning conflict with North Korea? What can be done today to promote economic justice and pacifism in North Korea and other war-hungry states? Somehow these leaders must realize that threatening nuclear war is not the answer to their problems. The world is fraught with too much conflict, when all we really need is love. And peace.
Here are some books we have to offer on the subject of war and peace and their place within religion in addition to the forthcoming title Gods and Arms mentioned previously on this blog.
Disscussed above, this volume brings together many of the most important writings of Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy, the influential Christian pacifist and campaigner for social justice. ((£18.50 on our website)
A straightforward and practical guide to the ethics of resolving the problems that arise in the aftermath of conflict. (£16.00 on our website)
A collection of essays which explore the nature of pacifism, covering a wide range of topical issues from a pacifist perspective, and including profiles of influential peacemakers such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Vera Brittain. (£10.75 on our website)
A discussion of the Christian approach to war, peace and obedience to the state, based on a careful reading of the Bible. (£13.50 from James Clarke & Co. website)