Sheen Panel to Discuss Role of Chaplains in War


The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture will host a panel discussion examining the role religious faith plays in times of war with a program titled “Faith and Duty: The Role of Spirituality in Times of War” Saturday, Dec. 15, at 4 p.m.
Dr. Colt Anderson, Fordham University; Dr. Jacqueline Whitt, Army War College; Chaplain Col. Edward Kane, former chaplain of the 42nd Infantry Division and regimental chaplain for the 69th Infantry Veterans’ Association; and Lt. Col. Scott Ehler, chaplain of the New York National Guard, will discuss the importance of caring for the spiritual well being of soldiers in a war.
There is also an exhibition in the gallery titled “Faith & Duty: New York’s Chaplains in World War I.” The exhibit opened Nov. 21 and continues through Dec. 15. It uses the words of chaplain priests and soldiers from the archdiocese with photos and artifacts to look at the importance of faith and religion on the World War I battlefields.
The exhibition and panel discussion complement the New York premiere of the musical “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914” in the center’s Loretto Theater. The musical, which runs through Dec. 30, will be performed at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15.
Tickets and information: (212) 925-2812, or


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