Is an ethic of nonviolence and resistance a feasible response to ISIS?

Does liberal Christianity take seriously enough  the kind of “pure evil” seen with ISIS?

Is there a solution aside from militarism?
Is an ethic of nonviolence and resistance a feasible response to ISIS, or does the kind of evil we see manifested in the brutality and violence of ISIS call demand a different response for the greater good?
On what theological/philosophical ground do you stand?

A conversation facilitated by Dr. Arne Hassing, retired professor of religious studies at NAU and Dr. Mark Johnson, committed pacifist and former director of Fellowship of Reconciliation.

Thursday, November 12th, 2015
5:30 -7:00
Campus Ministry Center at NAU
(blue building behind Ardrey auditorium)
A plentiful assortment of fruit, cheese, veggies and hummus will be provided

Our Conversation Facilitators 
Dr. Arne Hassing, professor emeritus of religious studies at NAU and author of Christianity, world religions, mysticism, fundamentalism, humanities, science and religion from 1973-2010. Dr. Hassing recently authored, Church Resistance to Nazism in Norway, 1940-1945,

Dr. Mark Johnson, executive director of The Center and Library for the Bible and Social Justice, an asset of the Community of Living Traditions at the Stony Point Center in Stony Point, New York. a committed pacifist and environmentalist, and former director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (USA)

“Ask me the questions, and ask yourself questions, but most importantly, question the answers”
Kayla Mueller’s blog entry January 2011

Hosted by
United Christian Ministry at NAU
Part of a Series of Conversations
honoring the life and witness of Kayla Jean Mueller
NAU 2009, Peacemaker, Humanitarian
Killed by ISIS in February 2015

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