Tag: Afghanistan

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    “The individual soldier often feels not that he or she is broken, but that the world itself is broken, and there is no easy fix for a broken world,” writes US Navy Commander Greg Parker. More

    March 11, 2011 | Comments

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    “Soldiers carry all the moral weight of war, and we carry very little, and we need to share that moral burden by realizing that they are our surrogates,” according to philosopher, ethicist, and psychoanalyst Nancy Sherman, author of “The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of Our Soldiers.” More

    March 11, 2011 | Comments

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    “To do the war on the cheap and not hold us all accountable for the decisions that are made is a travesty,” says this New York National Guard state chaplain. More

    March 11, 2011 | Comments

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    “It’s like you don’t really know your spirit until it’s been damaged. We don’t really have a consciousness of our own spirit until it’s wounded, and then it needs help,” says Michael Abbatello, who served in Afghanistan as a rifleman in a Marine Corps infantry line unit. More

    March 11, 2011 | Comments

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    “It’s our job as civilians to tend to the returning warriors by bringing them into the center of the communitiy,” says this psychotherapist and author of “War and the Soul.” More

    March 11, 2011 | Comments

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    Join our discussion of the most anticipated religion and ethics news stories in the year ahead. More

    December 30, 2010 | Comments

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    What war veterans need, says Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock of the Truth Commission on Conscience in War, “is for people to let them tell their stories and listen, and most congregations don’t really have a clue how to do that.” More

    November 12, 2010 | Comments

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    We need the prophetic dimension of all our religious tradition to navigate the darkness of war and to restrain our declarations of “peace when there is no peace,” as the Hebrew prophets said.
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    September 2, 2010 | Comments

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    In a new book, this historian and professor of international relations writes that America’s long military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq “demonstrated the folly of imagining that war could be mastered” and demolished “Washington’s pretensions to moral superiority.” More

    August 6, 2010 | Comments

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    Senate Democrats invited religion reporters to Capitol Hill to talk about outreach to communities of faith, the role of values in governing, and religious involvement in domestic and foreign policy issues. More

    July 28, 2010 | Comments

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