Tag: War

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    “I think King would make a case for the principles and practices of nonviolence even in settling disputes between nations,” says Cheryl Sanders, professor of Christian ethics at Howard University School of Divinity and senior pastor at Third Street Church of God in Washington, DC. More

    January 15, 2010 | Comments

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    “Once you have empowered a disabled person artistically, you have in fact empowered a disabled person,” says this Georgetown University chaplain who ministers to wounded combat veterans and amputees through the theatre. More

    December 15, 2009 | Comments

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    Watch John Carlson, associate director of Arizona State University’s Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, talk about President Obama’s Afghanistan speech and the ethical implications of a new Afghanistan strategy. More

    December 4, 2009 | Comments

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    According to John Carlson in an extended conversation with Kim Lawton, “If you’re going to use force, there are ethical implications to the so-called ‘pottery barn’ principle – You can’t just walk away from a mess that one creates.” More

    December 4, 2009 | Comments

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    In Afghanistan, observes Georgetown University professor John Langan, “we are forced to fight in cautious and disagreeable ways” and “we never get very far from the possibility of tragedy.” More

    November 23, 2009 | Comments

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    In his book “Gray Land: Soldiers on War,” portrait and documentary photographer Barry Goldstein writes that “even at its best, day-to-day life in a combat zone has a corrosive effect on mind, body, and spirit.” More

    November 12, 2009 | Comments

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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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    Read excerpts from THOMAS MERTON: A LIFE IN LETTERS: The Essential Collection edited by Willam H. Shannon and Christian M. Bochen

    June 4, 2009 | Comments

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    At the memorial for the American dead of Vietnam, writes Lorrie Goldensohn, we meet as a community and are made to see that "we are always at one with the living and the dead."

    May 22, 2009 | Comments

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    Matthew McGarry, Catholic Relief Services representative in Afghanistan, says "people's faith is central to every aspect of their daily life in Afghanistan, and not taking that into account can undermine every other positive thing that the Administration might want to do."

    April 24, 2009 | Comments

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