War with Iraq: Faith and Conflict

 
Beliefnet's complete analysis and opinion on war in Iraq, including our members' most active discussions.



Recent Features

  • A "Flash" Tribute to the Troops

  • Memorials for Fallen Soldiers & Iraqi Civilians
    Share your thoughts for GIs and civilians.

  • Why Iraq Beckons
    Christian missionaries plan to flock to the Mideast to save Iraqi bodies--and souls.
    By Deborah Caldwell

  • The Regime's Most Vulnerable Victims
    A child psychologist shares one Iraqi family's story.

  • How Should We Respond to Victory?
    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

  • Why Is Bush Afraid of Franklin Graham?
    By Steven Waldman

  • Franklin Graham's Iraq Mission
    By Deborah Caldwell

  • Saddam's Islam Tricks
    How the Iraqi leader plays the faith card.
    By Laura Sheahen

  • Interactive Map: Sacred Sites of Iraq
    Modern-day Iraq was home to holy men revered by people of many faiths.

  • The B-Log
    Frequently updated news & commentary about the war, from Beliefnet editors and contributors.

  • Diary of a Human Shield
    A continuous, first-person account from Baghdad

  • Does the President Believe He Has a Divine Mandate?
    By Deborah Caldwell

  • POW Ethics
    Why is it wrong to put POWs on TV? And other questions.

  • The Morality of Anti-War Protests
    By Robert Nylen

    Religious Groups' Positions

  • Your Faith's Position on the War

  • Conservative Catholics in a Bind
    By Tom Bethell

  • The Religious Left's Moment
    By Rebecca Phillips

  • Should the Pope Go to Baghdad?
    Yes No

  • Debating Israel's Role
    By Rebecca Phillips

  • Islamic Apocalypse?
    How the U.S.-led war with Iraq fits into a Muslim doomsday scenario.

  • Iraq & the End Times
    Some interpreters see apocalyptic meaning in Iraq War.

    Prayer & Worship

  • Prayer Circles for the Military
    Join other Beliefnet members in prayers for loved ones and all those serving in the armed forces.

  • Liturgies for Wartime
    From various religious denominations

  • Prayers for Peace

  • Prayers for Wartime

  • Prayer vs. Prayer
    Who does God listen to in wartime?

  • Guide to the Prayer Warriors

  • The 'Pray American' Impulse
    Would you pray for Iraqi soldiers?
    By Steven Waldman

  • Fast & Pray for Saddam
    By Charles Colson

    What You Can Do

  • Support the Troops, Give to Charity, Join Peace Vigils

  • Ways to Talk to Your Children
    Resources for helping them understand war.

  • Coping With War
    Concrete ways for helping children--and yourself.
    By Naomi Drew

    Iraq's Religious Landscape

  • Resisting the Peace
    Why the Iraqis suspect us.
    By Jack Miles

  • The Shiite Factor
    The linchpin of post-war Iraq.
    By Mark Levine

  • Life After Ansar
    The little-known story of how American troops have already freed Iraqis from religious oppression.
    By Gretel C. Kovach

  • Saddam's Islam Tricks
    How the Iraqi leader plays the faith card.
    By Laura Sheahen

  • After Saddam, Trouble for Iraqi Christians?
    Interview with an Iraqi Jesuit priest.

  • FAQ: Who Are Iraq's Christians?

  • Sacred Sites of Iraq
    Modern-day Iraq was home to holy men revered by people of many faiths.

  • Saddam's Battlefield Tactics & Islam
    Why is the defense of Iraq a jihad?

    Human Shields

  • Diary of a Human Shield

  • Prayer Circle for the Human Shields
    Share your thoughts and prayers.

  • Struggling with Her Fears
    Interview with human shield Peggy Gish.

  • A Chicago Priest in Baghdad
    Interview with Rev. Jerry Zawada.

  • The Human Shield Turnaround
    By Charles Colson

  • 'I Was Wrong'
    By the Rev. Ken Joseph, Jr.

    Religion in the Military

  • The Religious Makeup of the Armed Forces

  • Out of the Ashes
    A U.S. Army chaplain in Kuwait finds a reminder of God's protection.
    By Chaplain (Major) Barbara K. Sherer

  • To Be Black, Muslim, & Military
    By Precious Rasheeda Muhammad

  • Between Allah & Combat
    Life as a Muslim G.I.

  • Voices of Solace on the Battlefield
    A look at U.S. military chaplains.

    Just War Theory

  • Quiz: The Just War Test
    According to just war theory, are you a hawk or a dove?

  • Just War Is More Relevant than Ever
    By Jean Bethke Elshtain

  • Is Just War Theory Too Malleable?
    By the Rev. David J. Robb

  • Official Catholic Teaching on War

  • Battlefield Ethics
    Multifaith links on war and morality.

    Christian Missionaries & Iraq

  • Why Iraq Beckons
    By Deborah Caldwell

  • Evangelical Leaders on Islam
    Results of a new EPPC/Beliefnet poll.

  • Why Is Bush Afraid of Franklin Graham?
    By Steven Waldman

  • Crazy About Conversion
    By Hesham A. Hassaballa

  • 'Poised and Ready'
    Franklin Graham's Iraq mission.
    By Deborah Caldwell

  • Saving Christianity's Reputation
    Missionaries in Iraq must have genuine desire to serve human needs.
    By Richard Mouw

  • Clashing Global Agendas
    By Ira Rifkin

    After the War

  • Why Iraq Beckons
    By Deborah Caldwell

  • Why Is Bush Afraid of Franklin Graham?
    By Steven Waldman

  • Crazy About Conversion
    By Hesham A. Hassaballa

  • No Ticker Tape Parades, Please
    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

  • How Should Victorious Christians Behave?
    By Richard Land

  • When Your Enemy Falls
    Religious wisdom on responding to military victory.

  • Resisting the Peace
    Why the Iraqis suspect us.
    By Jack Miles

  • The Shiite Factor
    The religious majority is the linchpin of post-war Iraq.
    By Mark Levine

    The Case for War

  • A Liberal Catholic Hawk
    By Eugene Cullen Kennedy

  • What Would Dr. King Do About Saddam?
    By Richard Land

  • War Is Never Good, But Sometimes Necessary
    By Shmuley Boteach

  • No Time to Turn the Other Cheek
    By Gary Rosenblatt

  • This Is Not Vietnam
    By Richard Land

    The Case Against War


  • Waiting for Bombs in Baghdad
    A Peacemaker's Diary

  • The Plan for a Third Way
    By Jim Wallis

  • What Would Martin Luther Do?
    By Martin E. Marty

  • The War Frenzy
    By John Shelby Spong

  • We Must Evolve Beyond War
    By John Shelby Spong

  • Why I Went to Baghdad
    By Bob Edgar

  • What Islam Says About Tyrants
    By Hesham A. Hassabolla

  • Justice and the Just War
    By David P. Gushee

    Discussions

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  • War with Iraq IQ Test from U.S. Politics
  • Whack Iraq from Israel and Palestine

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