On 24 June, the Reformed Church in the Dutch city of Apeldoorn held a conference on “Just peace, just war?” The organisers of the conference had invited Ted van Baarda, Nigel Biggar (United Kingdom) and Marco Hofheinz (Germany) to speak to an audience which was well-informed on just war theory and the role of church leaders therein.

One of the key issues which emerged was the extent to which Christian […]