Religious Leaders Urge Attention to Moral Injuries of War


To mark Veterans Day, the Truth Commission on Conscience in War, a coalition of more than 60 religious, academic, advocacy, and veterans groups, released a report on the moral injuries suffered by service members.The report urged religious leaders to do a better job of educating communities about the criteria governing the moral conduct of war and the needs of veterans and their families. It also called for revisions to current US military regulations to allow service members the right of conscientious objection to a particular war as well as to all wars. Watch Rev. Herman Keizer Jr., a Vietnam veteran, former army chaplain, and Truth Commission co-sponsor; Jake Diliberto, Iraq and Afghanistan veteran and co-founder of Veterans for Rethinking Afghanistan; and Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock, co-chair of the Truth Commission planning committee.