British Foreign Policy and the Anglican Church by Timothy Blewett, Adrian Hyde-Price

By Timothy Blewett, Adrian Hyde-Price

While the perspectives of leaders in the Church of britain are often canvassed during times of nationwide concern, little cognizance has been dedicated to checking out no matter if there are Church views on modern overseas coverage matters. The Church of britain has now not been considered as an actor with a robust enter into overseas affairs, who prefer to talk out on household and person concerns. but international politics current basic moral dilemmas which demand cautious deliberation and the Church has a job to play either in shaping the controversy and arguing for specific coverage instructions. To what quantity is nationwide coverage formed through underlying Christian values. Do the campaigning efforts of religion teams quite exert effect and consultant the advance of country policy?This ebook seeks to explain no matter if there are specific Christian views at the position that groovy Britain may still play on the planet at the present time. It investigates the function that the Church of britain has performed in modern overseas coverage matters: together with using strength - intervention, counter-terrorism and fingers revenues - and in another country exchange, relief and debt forgiveness. The publication brings jointly senior members from in the Church, academia and non-governmental organizations to enquire those quite a few moral dilemmas.

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Clearly these are matters of judgement so the recent report of the High Level Panel of the UN rightly stressed that ‘If there are good arguments for preventative military action, with good evidence to support them, then the case should be put to the Security Council, which can then authorise such action if it chooses to’. They recognise that the changed security environment following 9/11 might make it necessary to ‘Adapt the concept of imminent threat to the capabilities and objectives of today’s adversaries’.

During the Middle Ages it meant that war between two local princes could not be regarded as legitimate, because there was a higher authority, the emperor to whom appeal could be made. Over the last two centuries in Europe it is the nation state that has reigned supreme, and each nation has had to be judge and jury in its own cause about the moral legitimacy of war. Since World War II however, there has been the United Nations with its growing authority, at least in theory if not always in practice.

Powerful nations could also ‘organise a crude society of nations’, in the same way that ‘powerful classes organise a nation’, but in each case, ‘the peace is a tentative one in peace, but they would not live long; nor would any beast keep from molesting another’. Luther quoted in Lovin, Reinhold Niebuhr and Christian Realism, pp. 165–6. 35 Niebuhr quoted in Lovin, Reinhold Niebuhr and Christian Realism, p. 6. 36 Reinhold Niebuhr, ‘Why the Christian Church is not Pacifist’, in The Essential Reinhold Niebuhr.

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