The war in Ukraine is a Challenge for a Catholic Ethic of Nonviolence
David DeCosse, director of religious and Catholic ethics with the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics writes:
"I have argued that Ukraine is right on just war grounds to be defending itself against Russian aggression. While I support many aspects of the church's turn to nonviolence in the last years, I believe that the response of Christian nonviolence to the war in Ukraine has been flawed, not only because it has been powerless to stop the aggression but also for conceptual reasons.
Three conceptual challenges for a Catholic ethic of nonviolence raised by the war in Ukraine include to engage just war theory on its own terms; to engage the price and purpose of Ukrainian sovereignty; and to find a better story."
David DeCosse, director of religious and Catholic ethics, published in National Catholic Reporter.