Conflict has been a part of our world from as early as Adam and Eve being expelled from the garden of Eden. Since then, it has manifest itself in many ways, including war, and there have also been many different voices speaking out about this justice issue. I spent some time this winter researching one aspect of it, that I think is an important one, and I want to share my research with you. Here is an excerpt of the attached paper for your interest or use with a small group to learn more. There is also a CRC denominational link added to find further resources there too,
"As we launch billions of people around the world closer and closer to the year 2020, a huge question remains to be seen if a vision of peace and sustainability can be seen on larger global scale. As we look through the glasses of faith, economics, politics, trade and global human rights, will we see a world moving in a stronger direction of achieving Global Sustainability Goals by 2030? As I examine the impact, influence and effects of the global arms trade, I would like to explain how I think we cannot do so without a drastic reduction in arms manufacturing, trade, sales and research." - Arms Trade and Trafficking - NADC - Jesse Edgington (full paper below).