Jim is a graduate of the Michigan Progressive Leadership Fellowship . Jim formerly blogged on"Crossleft.org ", a progressive Christian website. Jim takes his spirituality seriously and is a Presbyterian Elder, a Lay Pastor Candidate, substitute minister,and is affiliated with the Progressive Christian Alliance. Jim's political ideas come from a deep rooted spirituality that emphasizes love of God and neighbor. Jim often writes on matters of a spiritual or religious nature.
Jim also writes on matters of concern to veterans and is a member of Veterans for Peace and a Vietnam veteran. He has helped many veterans access the V.A. health care system and has helped some disabled veterans get much deserved benefits from the V.A.
Jim recently started a non-profit "Up North Ministries" to try help fellow Michiganders during this horrible time of unemployment, hunger, and homelessness.
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