Script By Lisa Sowle Cahill
Written & Edited by Isabel Cutter
Koko: “Protect Thy Neighbour: Why the Just War Tradition Is Still Indispensable”
Teddy: Has Mike being talking to you about the neighbourhood watch again?
Koko: No the Council for Justice and Peace have sent out a smoke signal today about the war theories of mankind based on religion.
Teddy: Can you blame for being part atheist?
Koko: Well the church has ideas about changing the future.
Teddy: The religious groups as a whole has to renounce the war theory, by replacing it with a theory and practice of “just peace.”
Koko: Love conquers all was endorsed by the World Council. Humans have fought each other for food and shelter for centuries.
Teddy: I agree the saying endorses war rather than to prevent or limit it.
Koko: Sounds like you are just policing me again.
Teddy: Think about it repressive governments, ongoing civil conflicts, and terrorism.
Koko: Rebuilding of civil society, rule of law, democratic institutions, and human security. Its not Just policing.
Teddy: Koko not everyone is bad guy based on color and religion. You should know by now national defences prevent war at home and is for humanitarian interventions only.
Koko: Don't you dare downplay the clear trend in teaching that advocates nonviolent resolutions.
Teddy: International conflict allows and permits armed force.
Koko: Compassion, inclusion, forgiveness, reconciliation, and love of God and neighbour is about creating and expanding communities of love, justice, and solidarity.
Teddy: Are you justify killing in the name of love and holy laws?
Koko: Teachers and theologians in the early church warned against killing and military service.
Teddy: Sin to wage war, agrees with Augustine that war can be just within limits, especially to protect “the common weal.”
Koko: The way to genuine peace is the creation of just and participatory social, economic, and political institutions.
Teddy: If you want peace, work for justice.” Why we joined the Justice League within the United Nations. We gave up the League of Nations for peace.
Koko: We must police crimes against humanity, yet also make war subordinate to fostering peace, to condemn total war.
Teddy: Doll I do not want another world war either. The regions have created magisterial statements which are incompatible leading to violence for transformational justice.
Koko: Nonviolence, is a calling of love your enemies its magna carta.
Teddy: Confronted by the prospect of a military intervention in Syria by the “War brings on war! Violence brings on violence."
Koko: Nonviolence and peacemaking needs to be reaffirmed governments’ for the right to legitimate defences.
Teddy: You are saying without true reconciliation based on justice and mutual forgiveness there will be no peace. Well Utopia is impossible with holy scripts and laws dividing people.
Koko: The right of the oppressed people to self-defence is key using policing of radicals.
Teddy: Proportionate force to stop aggression and injustice against ethnic and religious minorities, you understand defences are good thing.
Koko: I am not validating use of armed forces.
Teddy: Well I am still conflicted by shift from just war thinking to just peace thinking without armed force.
Koko: The solution is the UniTed Nations Peacebuilding Network.
Teddy: With my gun to shoot the bad guns right?
Koko: Only if the bad gun is armed!
Teddy: Suicide bomber armed, Honey wake up.
Koko: That's why Kranken can smell C4 from meters away.
Teddy: You brought our pet into argument to win.
Koko: No, as peacebuilders,we take that gift beyond the our beliefs, nourishing it with other faith traditions.
Teddy: You still understand there are societies desperately afflicted by violence, and in there are societies with a history of violent intervention abroad.
Koko: Yes why the need corps.
Teddy: Peace corps.
Isabel M Cutter