Losers, Thugs and Nasty – Why Words Matter

Losers, Thugs and Nasty – Why Words Matter

Words matter. The Atlantic magazine reported last week that President Donald J. Trump dishonored U.S. soldiers and veterans when he referred to soldiers killed in action as “losers” and “suckers.” The White House denied the claims, but former Chief of Staff John Kelly...

As Injured Vets Return Home, Congregations Reach Out

NEWTON, Mass. (RNS) Some wounds of war are all too visible—a missing leg, a shattered arm. The invisible wounds of mind and soul are often more difficult to spot, and equally hard to treat. But those who know where to look can help them heal, and it’s a message that...

Veterans Ought to Have a Home to Come Back to

It struck like a thunderbolt when I read the news report that U.S. veterans of the war in Iraq are already beginning to appear in our homeless shelters. That outrageous reality shows a tragic unwillingness to learn from past wars, especially Vietnam, when veterans...