Moral Injury -- Sightings (Martin Marty)
Moral Injury is a new concept, one that I've yet to really explore. It has to do with the affects and after-affects of service in time of war. I'm not a veteran. I've never experienced battle. I've ministered to and with those who have experienced war, and my father served World War II in the Navy. I'm not a pacifist, but I do seek to be involved in peace-making. But what is "moral injury" and how should we in the church respond? Martin Marty lifts up this question in this week's edition of Sightings. He points us toward helpful resources, resources I know I need to consult. I invite you to read and respond to Marty's invitation to explore so that we might be more compassionate and supportive of those who serve or have served in time of war. Since we have been in wars of some sort for the past decade or more, it is a question to be addressed.