Tag: Iraq

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    US Muslim leaders joined together to denounce extremism and terrorism. The brutality of the ISIS militant group “has no basis in the teachings of Islam,” says Azhar Azeez, president of the Islamic Society of North America. More

    September 11, 2014 | Comments

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    Religious freedom activists are raising new concerns about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. “It is nothing less than ethnic cleansing, and we cannot continue to be silent,” says Bishop Angaelos of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. More

    September 11, 2014 | Comments

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    Extremist rebels have expelled virtually the entire Christian community in Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city. “It’s mass cleansing based on religion,” says the Syriac Catholic leader of the region, Patriarch Ignatius Youssef III Younan. More

    July 25, 2014 | Comments

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    “You may come home feeling good, you did your duty, you helped people, you helped keep your unit alive. Then at some point you may start to think,” observes Rita Nakashima Brock of the Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinty School, “who am I that I could do those things? That’s when moral injury kicks in.” More

    June 13, 2014 | Comments

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    Founder Eric Greitens says the lessons of Judaism have shaped his life and taught him about humanity’s duty to repair the world. More

    May 31, 2013 | Comments

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    “To know that someone is there, that someone that comes from home to take care of you makes a tremendous difference for our warriors,” says Judith Markelz, director of the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio. More

    June 1, 2012 | Comments

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    After ten years of war, says Georgetown University ethics professor Nancy Sherman, US troops are coming home from Iraq, “and now they see that whole project of stability and democratization unraveling. They come home carrying heavy invisible wounds, of a sense of betrayal and PTSD. Was it worth it?” More

    January 20, 2012 | Comments

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    Some chaplains have seen and ministered to so many dying or badly wounded soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan they themselves have become casualties. More

    November 11, 2011 | Comments

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    “The people who are paying the costs, military families, veterans, civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan—those people deserve to have their story told,” says Professor Catherine Lutz of Brown University. More

    September 9, 2011 | Comments

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    “Does the public really understand in a deep way what the moral burdens of war are? I don’t think so,” says philosopher, ethicist, and psychoanalyst Nancy Sherman. More

    March 11, 2011 | Comments

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