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.

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Martin Luther King Jr. and the Silent Betrayal of our Veterans

by Logan Isaac 04-04-2011
Forty-three years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee.

Wrestling With Demons

by Logan Isaac 02-01-2011

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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

by Logan Isaac 12-01-2010

A growing movement of veterans promotes selective conscientious objection.

Preaching on Truth and Conscience

by Logan Isaac 11-22-2010

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

by Logan Isaac 11-08-2010

This is the fourth installment of a series Logan Mehl-Laituri is writing for God's Politics focusing on selective conscientious objection.

Moral Agency and Selective Conscientious Objection

by Logan Isaac 11-01-2010

This is the third installment of a series Logan Mehl-Laituri is writing for God's Politics focusing on selective conscientious objection.

The Right to Act in Conscience

by Logan Isaac 10-13-2010

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

by Logan Isaac 09-30-2010

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

by Logan Isaac 08-06-2010
Last weekend, Christian leaders and lay persons from all walks of life and just about every denominational body came together for the Peace Among the Peoples

Wikileaks, Truth Tellers, and a Crisis of Conscience

by Logan Isaac 07-27-2010
I've been staying with friends over the summer as I make my way slowly to North Carolina for divinity school, and I have been enjoying a few luxuries that I'm not used to, like television.

Why Christianity and July 4th May Be Compatible

by Logan Isaac 07-06-2010
This past Fourth of July weekend, I reflected on Kurt Willems' recent post, which had a lot of great po

Video of Civilian Deaths in Iraq and America's Culture of Violence

by Logan Isaac 04-07-2010

"C'mon, just let us shoot

We All Share Responsibility for Going to War -- and for Stopping It

by Logan Isaac 03-19-2010

A comment on my recent blog about The Hurt Locker really got my blood boiling.

Hurt Locker Can't Contain the Reality of War

by Logan Isaac 03-09-2010

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'

by Logan Isaac 03-01-2010

Encouraging Informed Freedom of Conscience on Questions of War

by Logan Isaac 02-09-2010
Not long ago, I blogged about my trip to Iraq with fellow God's Politics blogger Shane Claiborne and Read More

Reinvigorating the Discourse on Just War and Pacifism

by Logan Isaac 02-02-2010

Before I went to Iraq with my friend and fellow God's Politics contributor Shane Claiborne, I was trying to figure out how to take the lessons I would learn there back home. I felt certain (and now know) that the experience could be a small but powerful step toward improving our understanding of how to prevent any future indiscriminate uses of force similar to the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Learning from Iraqi Good Samaritans

by Logan Isaac 01-25-2010

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.

For God and Country (in that Order)

by Logan Isaac 11-11-2009
Nobody today will be able to celebrate our many veterans without the memory of Fort Hood<

Will Violence Have the Last Word at Fort Hood?

by Logan Isaac 11-09-2009
Like so many across our country, I have been reeling about the news coming out of Ft. Hood, TX.