From 1961 to 1963 he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia. In 1964 he was selected as a Federal employee in the U.S. Civil Service Commission. In 1967, he was promoted to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, serving as a personnel management specialist in the Agencies that provided services for Meat and Poultry Inpection, Food Stamps, Commodity Grading, Inspection, and Distribution, and Animal and Plant Health Inspection.
Though prohibited from political activity while a Civil Service employee, he was a peace advocate and took part in many Viet Nam demostrations in Washington, DC.
He retired from the Civil Service in 1998, and has since been active in feeding the homeless, prison ministry, demonstrating against the invasion of Iraq and the death penalty. He has also taken trips to Honduras to support victims of Hurricane Mitch, and to Colombia to support the return of the Peace Corps to Colombia and the work of Colombia Support Network with peace communities in Colombia. He is also active in supporting the establishment of a U.S. Department of Peace.
Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God - Jesus
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