Anzac Day: Sacrilizing Violence?

Here is another article for consideration on the eve before Anzac Day:

War, Sacrifice and Anzac Day: Shaping a Christian Response by Doug Hynd.

“A consideration of how the language of Anzac Day sacralizes the violence of war. This paper explores the way war and sacrifice are remembered and justified through Anzac Day. It is useful for those who wish to find ways of living out a Christian commitment to peacemaking in the Australian context.”

Other links to check out:

Anzac Day at Pine Gap
Peace Interactive: Anzac Day Rememberance
Nonviolent Jesus: Embrace the Biblical Vision of Shalom
Anzac Day celebrates humanity, not nationalism

Lest we forget.

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