The opinion piece "The war in Ukraine is a challenge for a Catholic ethic of nonviolence" posted on May 24 in the National Catholic Reporter cited Kellogg faculty fellow Daniel Philpott from words he spoke at a March 28 conference cosponsored by the University of Notre Dame and the Ukrainian Catholic University.

There the professor of political science said that peace activists were rightfully concerned about loss of life in the war but wrongly missed the political dimension to the conflict made evident especially in the emergence of a Ukrainian people and their common good after centuries-long struggle. "It is the common good rather than lives alone that is the basis for the most fundamental tenet of international law and the just war ethic," he said. 

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