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Program urges care for vets

Following a 2007 ELCA Churchwide Assembly action urging congregations to provide “a welcoming and supporting environment for returning military veterans,” a workshop was developed as a first step to assist pastors, caregivers and others who want to reach out to veterans (See "Congregations prepare care for veterans returning from war").

The workshops are being held at seminaries and congregations nationwide from Sept. 16 through Jan. 23, 2009.

They include discussion on the psychological and moral impact as well as the effect on a vet’s relationship with God, family and friends.


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