Category Archives: Feminist and Christian Objections to War

Time, Space and the Global Imaginary: Reflections on Elise Boulding’s Contribution to a Global Civic Culture and a Peaceful World.

In all this work on developing a global system that worked she promoted integrative rather than dominatory or coercive power(power with rather than power over others) . She also wanted a world where diversity was celebrated, where there was equality between men and women and adults and children. She wanted a world dedicated to the creation of conditions within which all 6.5 billion people on the planet were able to have their needs for recognition, security and welfare met and where they could all realise their deepest potentiality. She advanced all of these causes with integrity, passion, intellect and a deep commitment to the welfare of others. I miss her every day but her ideas sustain me and others as we grapple with the follies of the 21st century. Continue reading

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Reflections on War and Peace-The Warrior and the Pacifist Traditions

  Reflections on War and Peace-The Warrior and the Pacifist Traditions Kevin P Clements National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago.     Tomorrow is the 100th  anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. All … Continue reading

Posted in Anglican Church, Conscientious Objectors, Feminist and Christian Objections to War, First World War, Gaza, Integrity, Love, Pacifist, Remembering History, The Politics of Fear, Violence, Warrior Traditions | 2 Comments

What Happened to Conscientious Objectors in the First World War

This is an interesting article on Conscientious Objectors during the First  World War. Although its  written  and recorded in Australia it pays generous homage to the New Zealand Conscientious Objectors who made very brave stands for their beliefs-in particular Archibald … Continue reading

Posted in Anarchist, Annabelle Quince, Archibald Baxter, Australia, Conscientious Objectors, Feminist and Christian Objections to War, First World War, Mark Briggs, Marxist, Peace Loving Left, The Politics of Fear | Leave a comment