A stimulating open event on the theme of ‘The Ethics of War’ was held on November 19 in the Music Room of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin.
This was organised by the Church of Ireland’s Historical Centenaries Working Group as a distinctive Church of Ireland contribution to the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.
A large audience gathered to hear Professor Nigel Biggar of the University of Oxford speak on the theme based on his recent book In Defence of War. Professor Keith Jeffery of Queen’s University, Belfast, responded, referring to his historical research.
The event was chaired by the historian Professor David Hayton who opened up lively debate and discussion to those attending.
A fuller report of the event will be published in the Church of Ireland Gazette.