Webinar will focus on ‘drone warfare, tech assassinations, and the future of conflict’

A webinar sponsored by the Interfaith Working Group on Drone Warfare is the subject of an action alert from the Church of the Brethren’s Office of Peacebuilding and Policy. Titled “Drone war, tech assassinations, and the future of conflict: Theological, legal, and policy developments,” the webinar is planned for Dec. 13 at 12 noon (Eastern time).

Said the alert: “The use of lethal drones is expanding with little restraint, outpacing ethical and policy reflection. In the previous webinar the Interfaith Working Group on Drone Warfare focused on the human costs of drone strikes. In a new discussion…we will explore the expansion of drones use due to weapons sales and technology transfers, the technological advances in AI and use of lethal force via drones, as well as ethical and policy considerations that these raise.”

Questions to be addressed include:

— How does the ease of use of deadly force change and challenge theological and ethical frameworks for evaluating justness?

— How must humans stay “in the loop” on moral questions of such gravity? The expansion of availability and lethality highlight the need for more robust and sustained theological ethical analysis of our assumptions of war, violence, and targeting.

Find out more about the webinar, including information about the speakers and a link to register, at www.brethren.org/webcasts.


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