Tag: Iraq

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    Revisit our November 2007 Web-only essay on dealing with the spiritual and moral pain of war. “My sense is that this is a fundamentally religious issue,” says clinical psychiatrist Jonathan Shay, an expert on combat trauma. “It’s possible to package it as a mental health issue, but I think we lose out.” More

    November 6, 2009 | Comments

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    Michael Walzer, an authority on just and unjust wars, says that in Afghanistan "Obama has inherited a frightening situation which he may or may not be able to turn around."

    March 27, 2009 | Comments

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    A report on an army boot camp for chaplains where they learn to carry out their ministry within the military culture.

    April 4, 2008

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    Mandeans share some rituals, symbols, and variations of stories found in Jewish and Christian scriptures but their belief system sets them fundamentally apart. More

    January 4, 2008 | Comments

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    As Congress and the Administration begin an all-out debate on whether and when to bring U.S. troops home from Iraq, we want to discuss here what America's moral obligations are now to the Iraqi people. What does America owe Iraq?

    September 7, 2007 | Comments

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    Watch our conversation about the moral considerations of withdrawing from Iraq with William Galston, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Prof. Nancy Sherman of Georgetown University, and Richard Land, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. More

    March 23, 2007 | Comments

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    The conflict between Sunnis and Shiites goes back nearly 1,400 years and today, it is tearing Iraq apart. But the two branches of Islam have not always been openly hostile, and in many parts of the world they live together peacefully. More

    September 29, 2006 | Comments

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    by Vali Nasr (W.W. Norton & Company, 2006)
    It is clear today that America cannot take comfort in an imagined future for the Middle East, and cannot force the realization of that future. Such an approach guided the path to … More

    August 11, 2006 | Comments

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    Read correspondent Lucky Severson’s August 7, 2006 interview in Washington, D.C. with Vali Nasr, a professor in the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. More

    August 10, 2006 | Comments

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    Read extended interviews with WASHINGTON POST correspondent Anthony Shadid about the upcoming Iraqi elections and the role of religion in Iraqi society.

    October 14, 2005 | Comments

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