“dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal…”

These words of Abraham Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address remind us of Lincoln’s ever expanding understanding of liberty, based upon the words of the Declaration, “We believe that all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, among them, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

These words, part of the secular scripture of our democracy are my motivation to write, teach, and speak.

Steve Dundas is a historian, theologian & ethicist. He served as an Army & Navy Officer for over 39 years, 28 as a Chaplain, with 2 combat tours. Most notably he served as Chaplain to all Marine & Army Advisors to the Iraqi Army, Border Security, & Police in Al Anbar Province. His vast knowledge of Iraqi history, Islam & the accomplishments of the Iraqi military helped him bridge the cultural divide with senior Iraqi Officers, & government officials. As an Army Medical Service Corps Officer, he helped write the Army’s personnel regulation regarding soldiers infected with HIV or suffering from AIDS in 1987. He is a graduate of California State University, Northridge (BA), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.DIV), & American Military University (MA, Military History). He completed a Clinical Pastoral Care Education residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas, & graduated from the Marine Corps Command & Staff College, & the Joint and Combined Warfighting School. He served as an Assistant Professor at the Joint Forces Staff College teaching Ethics & leading the Gettysburg Staff Ride. He lives with his wife Judy & their 4 Papillon pups, in a historic district of Norfolk, Virginia. He is engaged in his community and is a devoted fan of FC Bayern Munich.

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Author of “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: Religion and the Politics of Race in the Civil War Era and Beyond. Speaker, lecturer, former Assistant Professor at the Joint Forces Staff College. Retired Army and Navy Officer and Chaplain.