Over at Cornerstone, the blog of the Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, they’re running a series on women in combat. They ask: “Is the inclusion of women in the draft simply an issue of equal access and opportunity, or does it have wider implications for religious groups and society at large? What arguments from within a given faith tradition could be made to support or disagree with the drafting of women?”

I was pleased to contribute a director’s cut of a previous post I wrote on the issue cobbled together with some material that was originally left on the cutting room floor as well content drawn from a radio interview I did some time back. The piece can be found at the links below:

Thing One: Women in War, Part I

Thing Two: Women in War, Part II

Marc LiVecche is managing editor of Providence


Image: U.S. Army 1st Lt. Audrey Griffith, points out an area of interest during a force protection drill to Spc. Heidi Gerke along the perimeter of Forward Operating Base Hadrian in Deh Rawud, Afghanistan, March 18, 2013. Both women are members of the 92nd Engineer Battalion from Fort Stewart, Ga. (U.S. Army Photo)