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Miroslav Volf: War in Ukraine: Theological & Moral Reflections (April 2022)

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RJI is glad to share the following podcast with you from Dr. Miroslav Volf at the Yale Center for Faith and Culture at Yale University Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut. Miroslav is a Croatian Protestant theologian. He is also the Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School.
Volf’s podcast on the war in Ukraine from a theological and moral perspective is particularly critical at this hour. The podcast is part of a series produced by the Yale Divinity School called “For the Life of the World.”
Miroslav Volf / War in Ukraine: Theological and Moral Reflections | For the Life of the World / Yale Center for Faith & Culture (
Find also Volf’s book published in 1996 called “Exclusion & Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation.” RJI’s President Lisa Rea first heard Volf speak at an international convocation of Prison Fellowship International in the 1990s. RJI is glad to be in touch with Dr. Volf, and the Yale Center for Faith and Culture at this time.
We hope that RJI’s connection with Dr. Volf, and the Center, may be helpful and useful by encouraging the use of restorative justice principles which emphasizes peacemaking through dialogue based on truth, even during times of war and violent conflict. To the victims and victims’ families who are in need of healing and hope, RJI shares Volf’s podcast.
RJI thanks the Yale Center for permission to re-publish this podcast.

  • Gene Beerens
    April 21, 2022

    Thanks, Miroslav Volf, for your thoughtful analysis and biblical challenge!

  • David Neunuebel
    April 26, 2022

    Miroslav, In that we must/should/are called to love the perpetrator and enemy as God loves all of humanity because God IS love, and in that this often, too often seems an impossible task or thing do to, does loving in this way, as God loves, end in death, our death?
    For God so loved the world that God gave his only son, you know, to die for humanity, you know, out of love.

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