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War and Christian Ethics
Led by The Rev. Dr. Deonna Neal
Dinner at 6pm, Teaching from 6:30pm-7:30pm
This four-part lecture series will consider some issues surrounding war from a Christian ethics perspective. The titles of the four lecture series are listed below:
Lecture 1 (Sep 26): Christianity and the Just War Tradition: An Overview
Lecture 2 (Oct 3) : 21st Century Military Technologies: A Christian Ethics Perspective
Lecture 3 (Oct 10): Nationalism and the Christian Conscience: Some Considerations
Lecture 4 (Oct 17): The Grief and Costs of War: Moral Injury and Healing
Some key questions that will be addressed are: How can war be undertaken in accordance with the Gospel mandate to love and serve the neighbor? How do cyberwarfare, autonomous weapons, and human enhancement impact the ethics of warfighting? On what moral grounds might a Christian resign from military service? What spiritual and sacramental resources are available to help Christian service members heal from the tragedy of war?
(Speaker Bio): Dr. Neal is a priest associate at St. John’s Episcopal Church and holds a PhD in Christian Ethics from the University of Notre Dame, an M.Phil. in Political Theology/Just War from the University of Oxford, and an M.Div. from the General Theological Seminary. She is also an Air Force veteran and USAF Academy Graduate. Dr. Neal currently serves as an Associate Professor of Leadership, Ethics, and the Profession of Arms at Air University and teaches and lectures at Squadron Officer College, Air Command and Staff College, Air War College, the Senior NCO Academy, and the Air Force Chaplain Corps College.