German Christian leaders question morality of Afghan war
Catholic World News - January 06, 2010
Christian leaders in Germany are questioning whether the presence of the nation’s troops in Afghanistan is morally justifiable. “This war is not justifiable, even by the broadest possible standards of the German Protestant Church,” said German Lutheran leader Margot Kaessmann, who will meet on January 11 with the nation’s defense minister.
Bishop Walter Mixa of Augsburg, who also serves as bishop of the German military, has called for “an open and honest debate about the situation our soldiers are in and their mission.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
Posted by: Lucius49 -
Jan. 06, 2010 9:36 AM ET USA
This is a total blindness, selfishness, and irresponsibility. This is about defending the West against militant Islam. The Germans are basically asking whether they have any obligations in this defense and it sounds like they are saying let the U.S. worry about it. That's a parasitical mindset. Shame on these so-called leaders.