Sr Margaret Atkins

Sr Margaret Atkins

Sr Margaret is an Augustinian canoness from the community at Boarbank Hall in Cumbria. She is also a Research Fellow at Blackfriars, Oxford.

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A ‘just war theory’ or a ‘theory of peace’? St Augustine’s real contribution to the debate

Filed in Ethics by on October 30, 2013 3 Comments
A ‘just war theory’ or a ‘theory of peace’? St Augustine’s real contribution to the debate

Most books will tell you that Augustine was the first Christian just war theorist. This is misleading, for two reasons. Firstly, he was far from the first Christian to accept that a war might be […]

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A religious sister reflects on the niqab, wearing the veil as a Catholic woman, and living in the gaze of others

Filed in News by on October 4, 2013 1 Comment
A religious sister reflects on the niqab, wearing the veil as a Catholic woman, and living in the gaze of others

At the airport security in Brittany, we had to remove our veils. This was something new. They are about twice the size of a pocket-handkerchief, and hardly the stuff for hiding a terrorist. And our […]

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