War Stories: on Moral Injury
Name: War Stories: on Moral Injury
Date: April 11, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM MDT
Part 3 of a 4 part series. This fifth year of War Stories, a four-part seminar series with Paul Andersen, will venture into the most current and perhaps most profoundly human description of war trauma – moral injury. Moral injury is defined as “debilitating psychological or spiritual damage resulting from transgressions of deeply held moral beliefs and expectations.” Through readings sourced from a groundbreaking series of essays published by Arizona State University’s Center on the Future of War, War Stories will focus on the fundamentals of morality and how morality is formed differently in each of us – whether warrior or civilian. Discussions will explore moral choices as determined by social institutions, including the state, church, schools and the family. Essays will cover personal perspectives as witnessed and written by warriors, therapists, psychologists and educators – all enumerating the nuances of a plight experienced by warriors and civilians alike. * * * * * Note: War Stories requires participants to commit to the entire four-part seminar series. The series is limited to 25 participants, with special dispensation to veterans. Part 4 will take place on April 25. Sign-up and materials will be available starting February 14, at the Basalt Regional Library.