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Passing the tipping-point of opinion

Israeli actions have gone beyond what is seen as reasonable, says Paul Vallely

Israel is under attack, and has a right to defend itself. But the argument "They fire rockets at us; so we fire back" is not enough. A morality of equivalence is not enough in determining whether a war is just.

Classically, there are six criteria for a Just War. The first three demand that there must be just cause, good intention, and legal authority. Israel can claim all those, although lawful authority is incomplete; Israel may be a democracy, but many Palestinians in the region ...

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It depends what you mean by ‘gaps’

It depends what you mean by ‘gaps’

John Polkinghorne, physicist, priest, and writer, will be 85 on 16 October. Patrick Miles talked to him  Subscribe to read more

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In forgetfulness of the Kingdom

The Church has cut Jesus’s teaching from the heart of its worship, says Hugh Rayment-Pickard  Subscribe to read more

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