Drawing on her recent book, Afterwar, Nancy Sherman explores moral injury and PTSD through the lens of moral philosophy and soldiers’ stories, both ancient and from the current wars. She explains how the notion of moral injury resonates with many service members and veterans. The term feels safe and non-stigmatizing, and invites reflection about the moral anguish that can come with donning the uniform and taking it off.
Join us for the second in a series of public events to create dialogues among veterans, their families, and other members of the community. Participants in this program, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, discuss classic works of literature, history, and philosophy to illuminate moral transformation, injury, and repair resulting from the experience of war. Join us for different book discussions and public events each month from now until May.
For more information go to: www.moralinjuryandwarproject.com
Click here to view video of the first in this series of public events, “A Warrior Ethos: Ancient and Modern.”