Project 573 http://kbia.org en What does your local VFW have in common with your church? http://kbia.org/post/what-does-your-local-vfw-have-common-your-church <p>One in five Americans now <a href="http://www.pewforum.org/Unaffiliated/nones-on-the-rise.aspx">report having no religious affiliation</a>. This number is increasing rapidly. And church attendance in America and Europe is increasing.</p><p>But our communities are filled with instances of people finding meaning outside of religion. The Boone County Veterans of Foreign Wars post, for example, offers veterans a place to unite around their experiences of serving in war. While people find meaning in all sorts of places, the VFW in many ways resembles a church.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 21:25:55 +0000 Lukas Udstuen 33962 at http://kbia.org What does your local VFW have in common with your church? One man's experience with the stigma of mental illness http://kbia.org/post/one-mans-experience-stigma-mental-illness <p>One in five Americans has some sort of disability according to a study done in 2008 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This could include disabilities having to do with hearing, sight, mobility, learning, development or mental health. But not all disabilities are perceived the same way. Drew Graham has a unique perspective on this. He has both a physical and mental disability and has determined over the years that the stigma associated with mental disability carries more weight. Thu, 17 May 2012 21:20:44 +0000 Laura Kebede 14340 at http://kbia.org One man's experience with the stigma of mental illness