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Air Force Academy Cites Progress In Tackling Religious Intolerance

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Whitney Jones Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) A recent survey on the religious climate of the U.S. Air Force Academy showed that 41 perc...

Just War Theory: Are We Protecting the Moral Conscience of Soldiers?

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

The limitation of conscientious objector status to those who object to all wars flies in the face of what the military itself teaches. Those who are told that in war, especially, keeping a moral inner compass is crucial. Yet, if they believe a war is unjust, they are trapped between having to face prison for refusing to deploy or sacrificing that moral compass to fight.