Types of war
• Civil war
• Conventional warfare
• Nuclear warfare
• Unconventional warfare
What these mean…
- Civil war: This is a war where the forces in conflict belong to the same nation or political entity and are
fighting for control of that nation or political entity.
- Conventional warfare: This is an attempt to reduce an opponent's military capability through open battle.
It is a declared war between existing states in which nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons are not used
or only see limited deployment in support of conventional military goals and manoeuvres
- Nuclear warfare: This is a war in which nuclear weapons are the primary method of forcing the surrender
of the other side, as opposed to a supporting tactical or strategic role in a conventional conflict.
- Unconventional warfare: This is an attempt to achieve military victory through force, making others
surrender, or secret support for one side of an existing conflict using non-traditional means.
Rules of Just War
• 1. For defensive purposes only.
• 2. Never for personal gain.
• 3. ONLY as a last resort and ALL efforts to
bring about peace are exhausted.
• 4. The innocent must be immune from harm.
• 5. War must be as quick and as swift as
• 6. Attaining PEACE must be the primary goal.
• Pacifism is the opposition to war or violence
as a means of settling disputes or gaining
• Christian pacifism is the theological and
ethical position that any form of violence is
incompatible with the Christian faith. Christian
pacifists state that Jesus himself was a pacifist
who taught and practiced pacifism, and that
his followers must do likewise.
Why we need punishments
• To stop crime and bring justice to the world.
• Some people say that capital punishment is
sometimes needed to get a point across or
stop someone doing something.
e.g. If a man murders another man he
should be killed as a punishment.