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Jackie Turvey Tait

Jackie Turvey Tait was an honorary postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Chester. Currently she is a tutor at Ripon College, Cuddesdon, and a research associate at Liverpool John Moores University. She holds degrees in Chemistry and Law and wrote her doctoral thesis on Germain Grisez’s natural law ethics.


Ukraine: Separating Just Defence from Dangerous False Narratives

It should be uncontroversial that the Ukrainians have a right to defend their people and their land. However, some have argued that Pope Francis is spearheading a rejection of the just war tradition, replacing it with a thoroughgoing pacifism that would in principle deny this right to the Ukrainian defenders. As an analysis of the Pope’s position, I think this is mistaken.

A Pre-Emptive First Strike Against North Korea?: A Reply to John Bolton

Our position is that recourse to armed force can only be justified as a last resort.