On August 18, 2017 the National Center for Veteran Analysis and Statistics released a dataset outlining the religious affiliation of all 21 million living veterans of the United States. “Veterans Religious Affiliation by State,” downloadable as an Excel file here, provides details not only on all 50 states and the District of Columbia, but veterans […]
Believe it or not, some people don’t know what a veteran is. What’s more, you might be one of them! This post will explain the specifics of veteran-ness. Origins Most people think of a military veteran when the word is used, but there are other legitimate meanings and associations. Every now and then when I […]
The Issue Legislative protections for our nation’s veterans are incomplete and ineffective, making a population already at increased risk of depression and suicide vulnerable to bias, harassment, and discrimination in employment, housing, education, and hate crimes at a disproportionate rate compared to other protected classes. Partial Solutions The Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment & Assistance Act […]
Typical Protections Typical federal protections in the United States are from harassment, bias, and discrimination based on race, color, religion, nationality, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, citizenship, family size and status, disability, veteran status, and genetic information. Statutory protections typically extend into areas such as equal employment opportunity, access to educational programs, reasonable accommodation, fair […]
Veterans are at a disadvantage in America. American veterans face disproportionately high rates of under-employment, exploitation and homelessness, as well as a lack of access to the physical and mental health resources they require. These factors, combined with the silencing of veteran voices and widespread misunderstanding of veterans’ needs and experiences, have contributed to the […]
Martin defied the stereotypes of his day and the assumption by Christians that the military was (or is) inherently no good.