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Welcome to the Virtual Spiritual Fitness Center
Many Soldiers, Family members and DA civilians are seeking spiritual direction yet do not know where to obtain the needed guidance. This website seeks to provide that help and guidance. Just click on the drop down menu's above to get started on your spiritual fitness. 

The overarching goal is to have individuals active in their own faith journey leading to spiritual fitness and ultimately to a comprehensive fitness for Soldiers, Family members, and DA civilians.

 

PewForum News

Boston Globe: Pope’s bold resignation began Vatican year of change

11.02.2014 07:13 by www.pewforum.org via PewForum Feed (http://www.pewforum.org/religion-in-the-news/feed/)

 

AP: Drag queen’s speech fuels Irish gay rights debate

11.02.2014 07:12 by www.pewforum.org via PewForum Feed (http://www.pewforum.org/religion-in-the-news/feed/)

 

New Yorker: Bigger than Phil

11.02.2014 07:10 by www.pewforum.org via PewForum Feed (http://www.pewforum.org/religion-in-the-news/feed/)

 

Reuters: Idaho’s top court grants adoptive rights to spouse in gay marriage

11.02.2014 07:05 by www.pewforum.org via PewForum Feed (http://www.pewforum.org/religion-in-the-news/feed/)

 

Russians Return to Religion, But Not to Church

10.02.2014 09:20 by www.pewforum.org via PewForum Feed (http://www.pewforum.org/religion-in-the-news/feed/)

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, there has been an upsurge in affiliation with Orthodox Christianity in Russia. Between 1991 and 2008, the share of Russian adults identifying as Orthodox Christian rose from 31% to 72%, according to data from the International Social Survey Programme. During the same period, the share of Russia’s population that does not identify with any religion dropped from 61% to 18%.

 

Huff. Post: Religious minorities in Islamic Pakistan struggle but survive amid increasing persecution

10.02.2014 08:17 by www.pewforum.org via PewForum Feed (http://www.pewforum.org/religion-in-the-news/feed/)

 

Slate: Can gay prison inmates get married now? Can they share a cell?

10.02.2014 08:16 by www.pewforum.org via PewForum Feed (http://www.pewforum.org/religion-in-the-news/feed/)

 

Economist: A voice crying in the wilderness

10.02.2014 08:15 by www.pewforum.org via PewForum Feed (http://www.pewforum.org/religion-in-the-news/feed/)

 

NYT: Camels had no business in Genesis

10.02.2014 07:13 by www.pewforum.org via PewForum Feed (http://www.pewforum.org/religion-in-the-news/feed/)

 

Gay Rights in the Former Soviet Republics

10.02.2014 06:40 by www.pewforum.org via PewForum Feed (http://www.pewforum.org/religion-in-the-news/feed/)

This map includes categories of major laws aimed at either restricting or protecting the LGBT community in the 15 countries that once made up Soviet Union. The five categories are not intended to be comprehensive. Click on the column headers to sort the table.

 

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The Call of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps.
 
BeliefNet News

Do You Want an Atheist In-Law?

25.06.2014 09:18 by www.beliefnet.com via Belief Net Feed (http://www.beliefnet.com/Feeds/News.aspx)

Many analysts have conveyed, from the results that Americans are not concerned with race, culture or politics. However, they are uneasy when it comes to issues surrounding religion.

 

What is the Root of School Violence?

25.06.2014 05:21 by www.beliefnet.com via Belief Net Feed (http://www.beliefnet.com/Feeds/News.aspx)

With 15 school shootings happening in the last two years, what is the cause of such violence?

 

Takeaways from “Hard Choices”

20.06.2014 04:05 by www.beliefnet.com via Belief Net Feed (http://www.beliefnet.com/Feeds/News.aspx)

Here are six takeaways from Hillary Clinton’s book “Hard Choices.”

 

What You Didn’t Know about the Queen of Spain?

18.06.2014 08:11 by www.beliefnet.com via Belief Net Feed (http://www.beliefnet.com/Feeds/News.aspx)

Princess Letizia will be crowned as queen of Spain. Many are criticizing Letizia for her down-to-earth persona, her plastic surgeries, and hushing Prince Felipe during a press conference (a no-no).

 

Living with chronic illness: How do you respond to the world?

15.06.2014 12:10 by www.beliefnet.com via Belief Net Feed (http://www.beliefnet.com/Feeds/News.aspx)

Image courtesy of J Frasse/FreeDigitalPhotos.net No doubt about it, there are lots of problems in our world. Close to home and far away, the news of the day is full of strife, violence, awful issues, and injustices. But even closer to home is your and my life with chronic illness, a war of its own,...

 

Can N. Korean Believers Count You In?

11.06.2014 05:53 by www.beliefnet.com via Belief Net Feed (http://www.beliefnet.com/Feeds/News.aspx)

There are consequences for believers caught with Bibles, praying, accessing outside media, or speaking in opposition of North Korea’s brutal dictator Kim Jong Un.

 

The VA Investigation: Our Veterans Deserve Better

28.05.2014 07:10 by www.beliefnet.com via Belief Net Feed (http://www.beliefnet.com/Feeds/News.aspx)

Hundreds of veterans have waited months for medical attention at the VA. Of those cases, 40 or more died waiting for treatment at a Phoenix, according to a former clinic director.

 

How to Return Prayer to America's Schools

27.05.2014 09:11 by www.beliefnet.com via Belief Net Feed (http://www.beliefnet.com/Feeds/News.aspx)

Freedom of Religion has survived a 50-year legal assault in America’s public schools. Despite efforts to remove all prayer, Bibles, crosses, wisemen and Ten Commandments posters, the First Amendment still applies in classrooms. The Founding Fathers never intended for America to have freedom “from” religion....

 

Documentary Follows Real Life Heroes of Afghanistan

15.05.2014 04:47 by www.beliefnet.com via Belief Net Feed (http://www.beliefnet.com/Feeds/News.aspx)

Father and son journalists Mike and Carlos Boettcher follow U.S. troops through bloody battles of Afghanistan for a single day strike that turned into a nine day fight for their lives. The documentary “The Hornet’s Nest” will be released in theaters nationwide on May 23, chronicling soldiers on this...

 

Egg Donor Paid for Silence

13.05.2014 08:46 by www.beliefnet.com via Belief Net Feed (http://www.beliefnet.com/Feeds/News.aspx)

Giving Hope and Dr. Ryan’s business performed in vitro fertilization procedures in Canada using eggs purchased from young women in the United States who traveled to Canada to have their eggs harvested.

 

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