One of my major tasks this summer has been to work on an article about the War of 1812 and how it might be interpreted through the ethical lens of the Just War tradition. I just sent a draft of that piece off to my editor (woohoo!).
Thinking about Religion and the War of 1812 was a theme in Patriotism and Piety (no surprise, there). It also generated a blog post, which just went up today at the Religion in American History site. Enjoy!