USAFA’s Interfaith Council Serves the Needy

Though it seems they’re most often the object of Michael Weinstein’s criticism, cadets who organize into faith groups recently made the news for the positive event of coming together to support a local food bank.

Council members and chaplains spent two hours at Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado packing and palletizing boxes for distribution to families in need of assistance.

Chaplain (Capt) Shawn Menchion received permission from Superintendent LtGen Michael Gould for the Academy to participate.

The Interfaith Council consists of representatives from each of the Academy’s religious and philosophical groups. Some of the groups represented include Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Latter-Day Saints, Hindus, Buddhists, atheists and followers of Earth-Centered Spirituality.

The group’s efforts were part of the larger challenge by President Obama “to become involved in interfaith cooperation and community service.”