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TitleSpirituality and Armed Conflict
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1952
AuthorsBerrett, William E.
MagazineImprovement Era
Issue Number4
Pagination242–244, 271–273
Date PublishedApril 1952
KeywordsAdversity; Agency; Alma the Younger; Amlici; Amulek; Captain Moroni; Just-War Ethics; Pahoran (Chief Judge); Warfare

The position of the Church concerning war and armed conflicts is dictated by the teachings in the Book of Mormon. War is condemned by God and peace is always valiantly sought. However, at times wars must be fought by the righteous in order to safeguard liberty. Although God aids the righteous in war, the righteous may suffer or be slain.