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Just War and Catholic tradition topic of lecture at Creighton University

The Department of Justice and Peace Studies’ Markoe-Deporres Annual Social Justice Lecture will build on discussions from the 2016 “Nonviolence and Just Peace Conference” in Rome.

The lecture, “The Future of Just War and Peacemaking in the Catholic Tradition: A Dialogue,” will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Nov. 16 in the Hixson-Lied Auditorium in the Harper Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Kenneth Himes, OFM, PhD, professor of Theology at Boston College, and Eli McCarthy, PhD, director of Justice and Peace for the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, the leadership conference of all the U.S. Catholic men’s religious orders, will discuss the future of just war and peacemaking in the Catholic tradition.

Himes is the author of Drones and the Ethics of Targeted Killing, which provides overview not only of the role of drones in national security, but also an important exploration of the ethical implications of drone warfare.

McCarthy, who is also an instructor at Georgetown University, is the author of Becoming Nonviolent Peacemakers: A Virtue Ethic for Catholic Social Teaching and U.S. Policy.

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