Despite their small size, armed drones have greatly increased the capacity of a few to control, monitor, and kill people across the globe. Through the worship of “security” and the nearly unwavering belief in the effectiveness of violence we have let the lethal use of drones become the norm in U.S. foreign policy. This workshop will explore the theological and ethical implications of those decisions as well as frameworks such as just peace to assess and construct resistance to systems that enable people to be killed at the press of a button. Ms. Ismail will share her experience of living under drones in Pakistan.
Saba Ismail, Aware Girls; Dr. Eli S. McCarthy, Conference of Major Superiors of Men; Jesse Winter, Church of the Brethren Office of Public Witness