Soldier Support Network – (19 July 2017)
A church ministry to returned servicemen and women is seeking to expand and equip local churches to create safe and caring environments for soldiers to reconnect with their Christian faith.

Moral injury: How can we better understand the anguish of our veterans? – ABC Radio National, the Philosopher’s Zone (29 June 2017)
Dr Nancy Sherman is a philosophy professor at Georgetown University, the author of Afterwar: Healing the Moral Wounds of Our Soldiers and the daughter of a World War II Army medic. She delivered the ABC’s 2017 Alan Saunders Memorial Lecture in Adelaide, on July 4. This is an edited excerpt from the lecture.

Soldiers’ Inner War: Moral Injury and the Question of Moral Accountability – ABC Religion and Ethics (23 June 2017)
“What I found throughout my interviews with soldiers is that soldiers actually do struggle hard with their individual accountability for participating in a war of others’ making. But it is often an internal struggle, and not a matter of others judging them.”
Dr Nancy Sherman is a philosophy professor at Georgetown University, author of Afterwar: Healing the Moral Wounds of Our Soldiers and The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds and Souls of Our Soldiers.

Modern Prophets – Defence Chaplains – ABC Compass (22 April 2017)
In this ANZAC special, Geraldine Doogue talks to two Defence Chaplains who have seen active service providing support to military personnel. Air Force Chaplain, Squadron Leader Robyn Kidd served in the Middle East, and former infantry officer Reverend Rob Sutherland served in Afghanistan three times and in East Timor and Papua New Guinea. Their personal experience offering comfort to the “best of our young men and women” provides revealing insights into the complexities facing military personnel at home and on deployment.

Moral Injury, Spiritual Wounds and Dents in the Soul; if Jesus is the answer what is the Church’s role in healing? – Crossfire: the magazine of the Military Christian Fellowship of Australia #28 (March 2017)
“It has been said that everyone comes home from operations with dents in the soul. This doesn’t mean everybody is incapacitated by these dents, but everyone is affected by what they’ve seen and done, or by what’s been done to them. Most soldiers recover quite naturally and well; but for some, the guilt, shame, betrayal and shattered worldview destroy their lives and families, and can lead to suicide.” by Chaplain Rob Sutherland CSC

Chaplain Rob Sutherland – Australian War Memorial YouTube Channel (5 August 2013)
Australian Army padre Rob Sutherland completed three deployments to Afghanistan, one in 2006 and two in 2008. On all three tours he administered to service personnel in Tarin Kot, Kandahar and Kabul.