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Story and Community--Vital Keys for a Christian Approach to Military Ethics in the 21st Century - Conclusion
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Article Index
Story and Community--Vital Keys for a Christian Approach to Military Ethics in the 21st Century
Symptoms of Moral Deterioration in Situations of Conflict
Root Causes Relating to the Fragmentation of Moral Authority
The Importance of Story and Community--The Christian Community
The Importance of Story and Community--The Military Community
Indwelling a 'Story'
Conclusion
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Conclusion

In addition to any official class room presentation on ethics training there will be many occasions including official ceremonies that are well suited for telling or retelling the story of which the sailor, soldier or airman is a part. I am not suggesting that all Service Personnel are taught hundreds of years of military history but that aspects of respective histories should be used to highlight the moral values that contribute to the desired ethos of the Service. In addition to the positive aspects of the 'story' much can be gained from considering those occasions when obviously sound moral values were eroded. Those occasions can be set against the current situation and discussed in such a way that mistakes of a similar nature are unlikely happen again.

Anyone who indwells the Christian story is well equipped to foster and develop this method of training and is in a position to introduce the idea so clearly stated by Stanley Hauerwas, that "I am able to recognise myself in the story I have learned to make my own."

 

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