Letters from Abu Ghraib 2nd edition relaunch events

The University of Chicago The University of Chicago, Joshua’s alma mater for graduate studies , was the site for the first book event promoting Letters from Abu Ghraib, the 2nd edition, which was recently published by Wipf and Stock Publishing House.  The event was moderated by Joseph Clair, professor and Associate Dean of Liberal Arts […]


How do I, a mom of a veteran turned conscientious objector, turned advocate for peace, justice, and non-violence honor our veterans in a way that is consistent with not only his transformed beliefs concerning violence and war but also my own? Showing love and concern for all the men and women who have put their […]

October 2017 Relaunch Events of ‘Letters From Abu Ghraib’ by Joshua Casteel

The first event to be held at the University of Chicago: Divinity School Commons Room October 25, 2017 4:30pm Main event speaker: jim forest from alkmaar, Holland, noted author, theologian, and peace activist Also featured will be a panel reading selections from joshua’s book offering comments and fielding questions and dialogue. Kristi casteel, mother of […]

Five Years … But Who’s Counting!

    Not unlike other years, this August and especially this week has been difficult.  Yes, it has been five years since Joshua passed away but time is pretty meaningless when we lose someone significant in our lives.  Hours at times feel like days, feels like months, feels like years and vice versa. I’m sure […]

August 25th Four Years Later

Each August since Joshua passed has brought with it such a mixture of emotions, memories, and thoughts. And thankfully they are changing and becoming more hopeful and redemptive with each passing year. I have tried to honor him by carrying out some kind of special project each year that expresses love and compassion to others, […]