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War & Peace

Alternative title
War and Peace
Synopsis
This DVD features four short films specifically designed to assist teachers in delivering dynamic lessons on the ethics of war and peace. The films are: JUST WAR, HOLY WAR, CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION and CONTEMPT OF CONSCIENCE.

Teachers’ notes, scripts & classroom activities accompany each film.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2014
Subjects
Philosophy; Religious studies
Keywords
conscientious objectors; ethical issues; war; pacifism; Iraq war; ethics; Quakers

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£65.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
45 minutes
Year
2014

Sections

Title
Holy War
Synopsis
Wars fought in the name of religion have been going on for a very long time. From Old Testament injunctions to kill, through to the Crusades and 9/11, Holy War asks are there some things worth killing for - and are there some things worth dying for?.

Title
Just War
Synopsis
From Augustine and Aquinas to Afghanistan and Iraq this film covers the history and development of Just War Theory and its implications for armed conflict today.

Title
Priest Who Blessed the Bomb, The
Synopsis
In 1945 a Roman Catholic priest gave the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima a Christian blessing. His personal testimony and those of survivors of the bombing graphically illustrate the ethical dilemmas of just war ethics in this haunting film.

Title
Contempt of Conscience
Synopsis
Conscientious objection to war has a long tradition and at the outset of the Iraq war in 2003 three Quakers continued this tradition by refusing to pay the military portion of their taxes in a search for less destructive ways of resolving conflict.

Distributor

Name

Ethics Online

Email
info@ethicsonline.co.uk
Web
http://www.ethicsonline.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
07968 056659
Address
PO Box 257
Herefordshire
HR1 9GQ
United Kingdom

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