Tag: soldiers

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    At New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, where Lincoln rented a pew and attended services, tutors and students recite the brief but eloquent speech that has come to be regarded as quite mystical in meaning. It puts forward both a language of responsibility and a moral vision of new life for the nation. More

    November 27, 2013 | Comments

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    “We don’t treat soldiers that are atheists as atheists. We treat them as soldiers,” says Colonel Stephen Sicinski, base commander at Fort Bragg. More

    April 20, 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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    “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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    “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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    “Whether we’re actually preserving veterans’ capacity to have a flourishing life afer war, a good life for a human being after war, I don’t know. I just don’t know,” says clinical psychiatrist Jonathan Shay. 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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