Tom Davis spent nine years in campus ministry and then 18 more in small church ministry, seminary teaching, and counseling in Miami, Florida, before moving back to his hometown, Wilmington, where he was pastor of Hanover Street Presbyterian Church. He has a Ph.D. in Religious Studies, an M.A. in Philosophy, and an M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy. After retiring in 2007 he taught myself photography, film making, and website design and launched Teledavis, LLC to help communities of faith and small not-for-profits with easy-to-edit and inexpensive websites. In 2011 New Castle Presbytery commissioned him an Interfaith Peacemaker. After 9-11 he opened a listserv of 200+ interfaith activists called Many Candles One Light. He seeks to make friends especially among Muslims, on account of growing islamophobia in the U.S.
During the Vietnam War Tom served as a military adviser to the South Vietnamese Navy, patrolling rivers and canals in the Mekong Delta aboard wooden junks. In 2015, appalled by the high rate of suicide among military veterans, he founded the Interfaith Veterans’ Workgroup. IVW runs a Facebook group to educate the public about veterans’post traumatic stress and moral injury, offers weekly hikes for improving physical health, and a writers’ group for healing the mind. Tom is a staff member of the returning citizens’ group called New Beginnings-Next Step, which meets twice a week at the Wilmington Friends Meeting House on 4th and West streets. He is also a certified Facilitator of the Alternatives to Violence Project, started by Quakers. He calls himself a “Quakerterian,” because he divides his worship time between Quakers who love silence and Presbyterians who love to sing.
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