One speaker noted that shame is as important to think about as guilt. When shame is superimposed on a culture based on honor, shame is a great weight.
 Some military members noted that resources have already been developed: the National Guard has put out a handbook for churches. Social services agencies (indeed, members of Lutheran Services in America) are working on resources. VA medical centers around the country have begun inviting community clergy in.
Kaari Reierson was the Senior Editor of the Journal of Lutheran Ethics and Associate Director for Studies in Church in Society of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
© March 2012
Journal of Lutheran Ethics
Volume 12, Issue 2