Resources on War

What are the moral reasons for going to war? What does justice require of us when engaging in warfare? What are our ethical obligations to our enemy once warfare has ceased? The attempt to answer these questions has led to... Continue...

Today is the 73rd anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Here are five facts you should know about the battle that changed not only the outcome of World War II but the course of human history: 1. On June 6, 1944, American,... Continue...

“Dear world, there's intense bombing right now. Why are you silent? Why? Why? Why? Fear is killing me & my kids.” That’s a tweet from Fatemah, a mom trapped with her children in Aleppo. Why are we silent? Try telling... Continue...

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. Here are five facts you should know about the event that propelled the U.S. into World War II: 1. In... Continue...

The Syrian Civil War remains one of the most complicated conflicts in the world today. The following interview breaks down the drivers, causes, and future of a civil war that has displaced more than half of the country’s population. At... Continue...

Note: This post, which I originally wrote in 2003, is dedicated to all our Christian brothers and sisters in the military — the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines in foreign lands — and all of those in the states who... Continue...

Last week, the Obama administration ended its long silence on the question of whether the so-called Islamic State has been perpetrating a genocide against Yezidis, Christians, Shi’a Muslims and others. To its credit, the administration forcefully declared that the Islamic... Continue...

What is the Syrian refugee crisis? For the past five years, Syria has been in a civil war that has forced 11 million people — half the country’s pre-crisis population — to flee their homes. About 7.6 million Syrians have... Continue...

What is going on in Syria? In 2011, during the Middle Eastern protest movement known as the Arab Spring, protesters in Syria demanded the end of Ba’ath Party rule and the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad, whose family has held... Continue...

“Europe faces an imminent humanitarian crisis,” warned the United Nations High Commissioner for refugees (UNHCR) in a March 1 report that focused on the rapid build-up of migrants in Eidomeni, Greece. A team of North Carolina Baptists recently volunteered at the... Continue...