The Just War Theory
The Just War Theory- Rules and conditions that christian believe a government must abide by in order for them to decalre war appropriate.
Orginated from St. Thomas Aquines
1) Must be the last resort
2) Must be declared by a legitamite authority
3) Must have a just cause
4) Must have a high probability of success
5) Must have agood/right intentions
6) Proportionality/must be in proportion
7) Low civilian/ innocent death rate
Social Injustice- When an individual/group within society is treated unfairly and does not enjoy the same rights as other groups or individuals.
types of social injustice-
1) racial discrimination
social mobility- In the social ladder this movement may be upward or downward or it may be inter-generational or intra-generational.
charity, violence, campaign, protests, social media, war
Civil Disobediance- Refusal to follow an unjust law
The christian understanding and teaching of justic
The Christian understanding of justice-
-psalm 97 shows that rightousness and justice are important
-Christian justice requires appropriate punishment
-Those who repent then have the oppotunity for forgiveness and reform.
The Christian teaching of justice-
- "Do to others what you would have them do to you"- Matthew
- "There is neither Jew, nor Greek, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus"- Galatians
- "Fear your God"- Leviticus
Austerity- Living simply.
-some countries have adopted this idea of austerity and have cut down on health care ect to live simpler lives (some view this as social injustice)
Crime and punishment.
The 4 theories of punishment-
Retribution- A justly deserved penalty
Reformation- Make changes in (something, especially an institution or practice) in order to improve it
Protection-The action of protecting, or the state of being protected