Invitation to Register for World War One Centenary Event

By Lynn Glanville

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Leading speakers on the subject of War in history will be taking part in an open event on the theme of
‘The Ethics of War’ as a distinctive Church of Ireland contribution to the commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. Professor Nigel Biggar of the University of Oxford will speak on the theme based on his recent book In Defence of War, to which Professor Keith Jeffery of Queen’s University, Belfast will respond referring to his recent historical research. The event will be chaired by the historian Professor David Hayton who will open up debate and discussion to the audience.Organised by the Church of Ireland’s Historical Centenaries Working Group, the event will take place in the Music Room of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin at 7.30pm on Wednesday 19 November 2014.

While people are welcome to attend this free event without pre–registering, if you are planning to attend it would be helpful to indicate this in advance by emailing

Professor Biggar is Regious Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at Christ Church, Oxford. He is also director of the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics and Public Life. After reading Modern History at Worcester …read more

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