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Category: Resources

Sobering statistics on military suicide

Sources: U.S. Department of Defense; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as cited in TIME magazine, July 23, 2012, pages 26-27. Who commits suicide in the military? 95% are male. (85% of the military is male.) 95% are enlisted. (83% of the military is enlisted.) 80% are white. (70% of the military is white.) 47% […]

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Posted on September 10, 2012
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Military suicide help

Help National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255 Army Suicide Prevention website www.armyg1.army.mil/hr/suicide Real Warriors suicide prevention website www.realwarriors.net/family/support/preventsuicide.php Department of Veterans Affairs suicide prevention website www.mentalhealth.va.gov/suicide_prevention For families who have lost a loved one in uniform to suicide www.taps.org/survivors/survivor.aspx?id=6320

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Moral injury resources from Soul Repair Center

Books: Letters from a Fort Lewis Brig, Sgt. Kevin Benderman Packing Inferno, Tyler Boudreau The Unfinished War, Walter Capps Soul Repair, Rita Brock and Gabriella Lettini Letters from Abu Ghraib, Joshua Casteel On Killing, David Grossman Shade It Black, Jess Goodell and John Hearn What It Is Like to go to War, Karl Marlantes Road […]

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Johnson's sermon challenge and resources

Preaching on Suicide: a challenge to pastors from Chaplain Craig Johnson The last decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan has affected the men and women who make up our military in a number of ways.  Certainly one of the most devastating after-effects of the war has been the dramatic increase in the rate of […]

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Churches being targeted for metal theft

For the third time in recent months, First Christian in Omaha had metal stolen from their property, as reported both in the newspaper and local TV. According to the Insurance Board, theft is the most frequent cause of property claims for churches. The claims are relatively small compared to the deductible, so there’s a strong […]

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Posted on September 4, 2012
Filed under: Congregations, Resources
Registration for Ministry 101 at Christmount due Aug. 1; classes August 16 – 18

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in North Carolina and Christmount are co-sponsoring “Ministry 101” for Commissioned Ministers and those just starting out in the pastorate. The purpose of the event is to offer some basic training in pastoral skills. Min. 101 is geared toward those studying for the ministry, under the care of a regional […]

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Posted on July 10, 2012
Filed under: Regions, Resources
The Quadrennial 2014 team revealed the theme

The Quadrennial 2014 team revealed the theme – I See You – recently. Now YOU can see the new logo and learn a little about the designer here. Learn the meaning of the Quadrennial logo Designer Michael Dominguez offers his explanation of the rich symbolism in the 2014 Quadrennial: The inner circle with its vertical […]

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Posted on July 3, 2012
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Tables of spiritual sustenance, learning

Just like an athlete who cannot run and jump her best without good food and practice, church leaders also need the fuel of new ideas and spiritual training. The Office of Search and Call in Disciples Home Mission has a hidden gem of a website called the Well-Fed Spirit that sets that sustaining table for […]

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Posted on June 26, 2012
Filed under: Ecumenical, Resources