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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

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Military leaders struggle with diversity in holiday displays

As the “holiday” season continues, post officials are extending special recognition to religious service members, specifically Jews and Christians.  A nativity scene and menorah combo have been erected at both Travis AFB in California and Ft Campbell, Kentucky.  This privileging … Continue reading

Study highlights need for secular community

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Study highlights need for secular community

A recent survey by the Pew Forum on reintegration identified a 24% bump for “religious” Post-9/11 veterans.  This question specifically asked “how often a recent veteran attends religious services.”  Those claiming to attend once per week were 24% more likely … Continue reading