Post by yosemitesam on Mar 1, 2016 16:52:46 GMT -5
We were just talking in group Monday about aiding returning vets. A friend of mine Pastor TC Davis (Tom), a Vietnam vet himself, has begun organizing a group to help deal with returning Vets. I have indicated to him my desire to be involved. I'd be glad to introduce anyone of you. I'm sure you would be welcome!
Please circulate the links above, and let local friends know about the Interfaith Veterans' Workgroup, a part of the movement. We call ourselves interfaith because we recognize that spiritual resources are so important for the journey from war to wisdom. Today we received our first Jewish member. Navy Vietnam vet, Bill Brown. We are now Protestant, Catholic, Muslim, and Jewish. May sacred Spirit add to our numbers!
Dear IVW friends, I launched a new IVW website at ivw.website. I'll start blogging there to let folks know what we're up to. If you have input for blog posts, I'd welcome it! Peace,
Last Edit: Mar 1, 2016 16:55:17 GMT -5 by yosemitesam: added "vietnam vet himself"
"When the power of love becomes stronger than the love of power, we will have peace." - Jimi Hendrix
Post by yosemitesam on Mar 2, 2016 10:06:53 GMT -5
There are thirty IVW members so far. We are men and women, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim. Just short of half of us are veterans who served in the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, or Air Force. The other half are family members and friends of veterans. We all share a deep concern for the high rates of suicide, homelessness, addiction, and domestic violence among combat veterans, and this motivated us to join together in the autumn of 2015 to see what we could do about such suffering. Currently we are researching the issues that we can take on, and what resources are available to do so. If you know of veterans who need help or want to pitch in and help others, please contact us by the Contact page. Thanks!