Central Texas Veterans Conference:
Art Dialogue, and Spirituality
Friday, November 4, 2016
The Episcopal Veterans Fellowship brings you the 2nd Annual Central Texas Veterans Conference for veterans and veteran caregivers. This one-day event will include a talk defining moral injury in veterans by Chaplain (Major) Mark C. Lee, Ph.D (Aberdeen), Curriculum Developer and Instructor at the Army Medical Command; a community-focused discussion on how we can cooperate and collaborate to bring healing and hope; and music and a display of artwork by veterans. The conference will equip counselors, medical professionals, clergy, veterans’ advocates, and interested parties to understand the causes of moral injury and ways to address it.
For more information, including a schedule of events and speaker’s bio, click here, or contact David Peters at 512.571.4124 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Vanessa Nering at email@example.com.
The New York Times
Scuba, Parrots, Yoga: Veterans Embrace Alternative Therapies for PTSD
By DAVE PHILIPPS Sept. 17, 2016
Georgetown View Magazine
The Long Road Back
By NANCY BACCHUS April 1, 2016
I am returning to a civilized world
I no longer recognize.
Eight years go
to the night we toasted our brothers
beneath a mortar streaked sky –
too tired to run for shelter, too comforted
in the fire of a makeshift grill, too much
feeling as if the others should be here.
I am in a safe community of strangers
each one known by the chirp
of a car alarm, the slam of a door.
In the absence of danger we’re creating
our own fear.
I am trying
to wring stories out of a dry brain,
some by folks not here to tell them.
I am over the desire to look
for what’s falling from the sky,
but I am wondering if I shouldn’t be.
D.A. Gray, 2016