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Network Update: Grass roots activism for the holidays

Network Update: Grass roots activism for the holidays

We’re coming out of the holidays and Christmas displays inspired local efforts to organize at several installations.  Travis AFB now has a thriving community led by Dan Rawlings. Chaplains are holding a grudge; denying access to support but MAAF is continuing … Continue reading

Army Chaplains Deny Soldier Right to Identify as Humanist

Army Chaplains Deny Soldier Right to Identify as Humanist

Army Major Ray Bradley is currently stationed at Ft Bragg, North Carolina. served in Afghanistan in 2004 and 2005, and is a committed humanist. He is an officer on the board of a local humanist group, is active with the … Continue reading

Military atheists invited to chaplain conferences

Military atheists invited to chaplain conferences

I had the pleasure last week of attending two chaplain conferences. The first was for the Association of Religious Endorsing Bodies (AREB) and the second was for the Network on Ministry in Specialized Settings (COMISS Network).  AREB is a collection … Continue reading

Remove Military Requirement to Choose Religion

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Remove Military Requirement to Choose Religion

Sign the Petition to: Eliminate the standard question “what is your religion” in entrance processing.
Change the default entry for religious preference from “No Religious Preference” to blank.
Eliminate the “No Religious Preference” option.
Add an option for “Humanist”.
Add an option for “Spiritual But Not Religious”. Continue reading

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Atheists in Foxholes News 28 Dec 2011

MAAF has selected 31 recent articles of interest in the areas of atheism & humanism in the military, society, and government, both in the US and internationally.  As always, December was filled with arguments about holiday displays and the “War … Continue reading