Independent Minds, Working Together

West Virginia

Each year a group of about 25 students travel with Dr. Charles Kammer to WV. The group is half U.S. students and half international students. While there the students live together and work in the community under the direction of the ecumenical West Virginia Ministry of Advocacy and Workcamps. Students reflect on topics related to sources of energy, the function of religious life for impoverished communities, structurally enforced class bias and privilege, and global experiences and attitudes toward service and poverty.