Does your faith allow you to go to war? Under what circumstances is war acceptable in your faith? How do you respond to the killing of innocents in war? What does God think of war? How does Jesus view war? Is there a disconnect between what you believe about war and how you view specific nations?
The world is boiling with war with no end in sight. Sadly, often those wars are driven or supported by religion. What do the faiths really teach about war and how do we use our faith to prevent them, instead of promoting them?
At the www.globalfaithforum.com we will not ease into it – we will tackle big issues from the very beginning. The very first night, Thursday, I will bring a brief overview of multifaith and why we are gathered. We will then have Orthodox Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger from Jerusalem, Imam Zia of the Irving Islamic Center, Rev. Doug Skinner of Northway Christian Church, and Dr. Nguyen Quoc Tuan of Vietnam give their philosophical and theological view on war. Read more