Logan (Mehl-Laituri) Isaac is an Army veteran with combat experience in Iraq. He has also traveled with Christian Peacemaker Teams in Israel and Palestine. Testimonies from the truth commission hearings and the final report can be found here.
Posts By This Author
Martin Luther King Jr. and the Silent Betrayal of our Veterans
Wrestling With Demons
He was in the army. Then he realized that, as a Christian, he couldn't kill. An Iraq vet grapples with conscience and war.
The Right to Refuse to Bear Arms
A growing movement of veterans promotes selective conscientious objection.
Preaching on Truth and Conscience
This series written by Logan Mehl-Laituri for God's Politics focuses on selective conscientious objection. Read more posts in this series here.
Veterans' Suicides and Selective Conscientious Objection
Moral Agency and Selective Conscientious Objection
The Right to Act in Conscience
This is the second installment of a series Logan Mehl-Laituri is writing for God's Politics focusing on selective conscientious objection. Read his first installment here.
Securing Soldiers' Rights to Selective Conscientious Objection
Last March I testified at the Truth Commission on Conscience in War (TCCW) at the Riverside Church in New York City.
Seeking Peace Among the Peoples
Wikileaks, Truth Tellers, and a Crisis of Conscience
Why Christianity and July 4th May Be Compatible
Video of Civilian Deaths in Iraq and America's Culture of Violence
"C'mon, just let us shoot
We All Share Responsibility for Going to War -- and for Stopping It
A comment on my recent blog about The Hurt Locker really got my blood boiling.
Hurt Locker Can't Contain the Reality of War
I am not a movie buff by any standard, but somehow I suspect I am not the only one who was more than a little surprised at the reception of the latest war movie at Sunday's Oscars.
The Contentious Issue of 'Selective Conscientious Objection'
Encouraging Informed Freedom of Conscience on Questions of War
Reinvigorating the Discourse on Just War and Pacifism
Learning from Iraqi Good Samaritans
Just a few days ago, I returned from a short trip into Iraq with a small group of Christian peacemakers. Most of us had been to the country before, but under varying circumstances: I was on a combat deployment in 2004; Greg Barrett, our organizer, went as a journalist in the run-up to the invasion in 2003; and four were part of a peace team protesting the bombing campaign during that same period.
Shane Claiborne, Cliff Kindy, Weldon Nisly, and Peggy Gish were leaving Iraq in March 2003 when one of their vehicles was involved in an accident, leaving Cliff and Weldon with life-threatening injuries. Had it not been for a few Iraqi Good Samaritans, they may have never made it out alive.