What will I say to my pacifist brother in the Russian prison?
Evert van Vlastuin, CNE.news
As a Dutch Calvinist, I am entirely used to the idea of a just war. The best books I read as a young boy were written by Piet Prins. They were either about the Second World War or the Dutch Revolt after the Reformation. In both conflicts, it was an honour to carry the weaponry. And in our Reformed tradition, that had not changed in times of peace.
“God is not a pacifist”
Fabian Neumann is a Christian and works as a reserve officer in the German army, the Bundeswehr. Why does he work in a place where he would have to kill in case of an emergency? And how can he reconcile that with his faith?
German Mennonites against sending weapons to Ukraine
The Mennonite Community in Germany is against sending weapons to Ukraine. The pacifist Christians don’t believe that weapons protect against death and destruction.
Weekly column: Can I be happy with German weapons for Ukraine?
I was very pleased. Today ‘my’ German Chancellor promised to send Ukraine the most modern and deadly weapons produced in Germany. So new and modern that the German army does not even have them in use yet (or not enough, and he therefore asked the Netherlands to also give Ukraine some of the German-made howitzers).