War Wounds That Time Alone Can’t Heal By JANE E. BRODY Link No doubt in the course of your life, you did something, or failed to do something, that left you feeling guilty or ashamed. What if that something was in such violation of your moral compass that you felt unable to... Read more
The Moral Injury Project at Syracuse University formed in Summer 2014 after a gathering of academics, administrators, researchers, religious scholars, veterans, professors, chaplains, and mental health providers addressed the question: What are we doing about moral injury among US military veterans?
We asked this question in the wake of a visit by Dr. Rita N. Brock of the Soul Repair Center at Texas Brite Divinity School. Her work inspired us, and we considered ourselves allies in her mission to address US military veterans looking for answers about their service and experiences.
Moral injury thus became an everyday term among our group, formed under Hendricks Chapel and with a secular but welcoming philosophy. Moral injury demands individual answers to individual questions asked by the men and women who hold different faiths, philosophies, and visions of storytelling.
To that end, we have worked to facilitate dialogues between the general public and the veterans and family members who have experienced moral injury. Our events for this academic year are listed above.