Cathedral Events

Sunday, November 11, 2012 10:10 AM

The Weight of War: The Returning Soldier and the Role of Spiritual Wellbeing

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The Rt. Rev. James B. Magness, bishop suffragan for Federal Ministries and a canon of the Cathedral, moderates a forum discussion with Rear Admiral Chris Weaver, USN (RET) and Sgt. Major Chad Chaffee, USA (RET) on the spiritual health of war veterans. The conversation pivots around the experience of soldiers when they come home from combat, exploring how faith communities can play a healing and strengthening role in their lives.

About Sergeant Major Chad Chaffee, USA (RET)

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Sergeant Major Chad Chaffee, USA (RET) left the US Army in 1989. Since then he has resided in Hinesville, Georgia, and was a civil servant who operated all food services aboard post at Ft. Stewart, Georgia. After a second retirement, this Vietnam Veteran entered the Diaconal Training Program in the Diocese of Georgia and was subsequently ordained as a deacon in the Episcopal Church. He is assigned to St. Phillip’s, Hinesville, Georgia.

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About Rear Admiral Christopher Weaver, USN (RET)

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Rear Admiral Chris Weaver, USN (RET) is a former career naval officer who is now a private defense industries contractor. Chris is an active Episcopalian layperson who currently lives in Washington and is the senior warden at St. Luke’s, Alexandria.

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About the Right Rev. James B. Magness

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The Right Rev. James “Jay” Beattie Magness was consecrated the Episcopal Church’s bishop suffragan for Federal Ministries on Saturday, June 19, 2010 and made a canon of Washington National Cathedral in 2012.

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