Battlefield Ethics: Links

A selection of links to religious and other ethical stances on war, military practices, and pacifism.



War in World Scripture

A collection of quotes from Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Hinduism, Judaism, and other faiths about war, religious duty to fight, fight against evil, war within one's self, and other topics.

Joint Services Conference on Professional Ethics

An organization of military professionals, academics and others formed to discuss ethical issues relevant to the military.

A History of Conscientious Objection and Religion During the Vietnam War

Includes a history of conscientious objection, an analysis of conscientious objection during the Vietnam War, and religious reactions to conscientious objection.

Just War Theory

An explanation of the theory dealing with the ethical justification of war, types of warfare, and rules of combat.


In Defense of Dharma

An article from the "Journal of Buddhist Ethics" entitled "In Defense of Dharma: Just-War Ideology in Buddhist Sri Lanka." An exploration of the use of the Buddhist canon to justify warfare by Sinhalese Buddhists in Sri Lanka.

Buddhism & War

A question & answer site that explains a Buddhist attitude toward war and answers the question, "Can Buddhists join the army?" Says a Buddhist should never act as an aggressor and gives a Buddhist story as background.

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