Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Iraq: Catholic Resources for Discernment

The U.S. Jesuit Conference has assembled resources for weighing the situations in Iraq, especially the moral and ethical aspects of them. The cover letter of "first set in an ongoing series of materials" suggests:
Perhaps you would want to ask yourselves these questions:

* Does this material and particularly its assumptions coincide with my own experience?
* What are the moral and ethical norms that underlie the argument? Are they applied appropriately?
* How is this helpful for my own understanding and my own discussion and action, however informal, regarding our national decisions regarding Iraq?
The "Jesuit Statement on Iraq" offers three actions to take.

The links to the resources open .pdf files so that you may read them on your computer. The Jesuit conference statement in this same set of materials was posted in February on Contemplatives In Action, the Social and International Ministries blog of the Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus.

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