Alabama veterans faith groups http://apr.org en Ala Promoting Ministry to Veterans http://apr.org/post/ala-promoting-ministry-veterans <p>The state of Alabama is promoting the idea of using faith-based ministries to help military veterans.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Volunteer Service is joining other groups in sponsoring a seminar to help pastors, clergy and other faith leaders reach out to veterans.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Alabama has more than 400,000 veterans, and at least 4,000 of them are affected by post-traumatic stress syndrome. As many as 5 percent of them are believed to be contemplating suicide.<br> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 13:26:48 +0000 The Associated Press 34450 at http://apr.org Ala Promoting Ministry to Veterans