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06/26/2015 - 10:00pm - 10:29pm
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Nancy Sherman discusses healing the moral wounds of war in her new book "Afterwar."
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Healing Moral Wounds of War - 2.6 million U.S. service members have returned from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan-the largest number since the Vietnam War. In her new book Afterwar, Georgetown University professor Nancy Sherman argues that many of them suffer from moral wounds, a complex set of emotional injuries that are often separate from post-traumatic stress. In an interview with Managing Editor Kim Lawton, Sherman explores these injuries and says the entire nation has a "sacred obligation" to help service members heal. Lawton also talks with a veteran who suffered moral injury. Former Mormons - In recent years a number of young U.S. members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the Mormons, have left the Church. One reason, many of them say, is because they no longer believe in the accuracy of some of the Church history they learned as children. Over the past year, Church officials have commissioned straightforward essays about many of these teachings and posted them on the Church's website. The results have been mixed, as Deborah Potter reports. She spoke with Church officials about what they hope the postings will achieve and also with former Mormons trying to adapt to the world outside the Church.