Moral Injury and U.S. War-Culture

As our nation watches the events of the U.S. military leaving Afghanistan, we are reminded again of the unseen cost of war – moral injury. 

To honor the UN International Day of Peace, we are hosting a discussion with Kelly Denton-Borhaug who has long been investigating how religion and violence collide in American war-culture.

  • Recorded: Tuesday evening, September 21  (Watch on YouTube)

When you finish watching the recording we would appreciate your feedback.

Join our follow-up discussion on this topic! Look for the field to add your contact information when you complete the feedback form and we will send you a reminder to our October 13, 7 PM ET session.  Or, feel free to put it on your calendar and use this link to join us.

About our speaker:

Kelly Denton-Borhaug

Kelly Denton-Borhaug teaches in the global religions department at Moravian University. She is the author of two books, U.S. War-Culture, Sacrifice and Salvation and, more recently, And Then Your Soul is Gone: Moral Injury and U.S. War-Culture. She recently wrote, “Why Are So Many Military Brothers and Sisters Taking Their Own Lives?” for

See her faculty website for information about additional publications and podcasts about her work addressing religion and moral injury.  

We encourage you to order a copy of her new book which will form the basis of this discussion.  Click here to download a description and ordering information.  Use the code RELIGION for a special discount.  

This event is co-sponsored by the Lancaster Chapter of Peace Action Network   Learn more about the national Peace Action Network and ways you can participate.