Religion: Sanctions for War

What is worth fighting for? West Germans, forming a new army eleven years after the Wehrmacht's surrender, are again debating this fateful question, and the old, martial German answers no longer ring true. Last week one of West Germany's 14 Evangelical Academies—which have been holding conferences for laymen to discuss moral and social problems—considered the sanctions for war in the modern world. At Loccum, near Hannover, gathered 120 military leaders, chaplains, bankers, white collar workers and clergymen from seven countries. First speaker was the secretary-general of the German Evangelical Church's annual Church Day, Dr. Hans-Herman Walz. The thing worth fighting...

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