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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

Network update: Still growing, but with little official recognition

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Network update: Still growing, but with little official recognition

Despite limited support from the military leaders, local groups continue to come together within the MAAF structure and with the diligent work of local leaders.  There are new groups established since November at Ft Riley, RAF Lakenheath, and the San Diego Area. … Continue reading

FORSCOM Refers Extremely High Risk to Chaplains

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FORSCOM Refers Extremely High Risk to Chaplains

The US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) has rolled out a new mandatory risk assessment that identifies chaplains as the primary referral for the most extreme risk cases. The assessment is a counseling form between a soldier and his or her … Continue reading

Army Chapel Welcomes All and Privileges None

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Army Chapel Welcomes All and Privileges None

Tim Mak at Politico reports a large cross adorning an Army chapel has been removed. Army Regulation 165-1, which governs Army chaplain operations, states “the chapel environment will be religiously neutral when the facility is not being used for scheduled worship” and … Continue reading

Open Letter to Chaplains from Foxhole Atheists

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Open Letter to Chaplains from Foxhole Atheists

This is a second open letter that follows up on a first letter and continuing outreach to military leaders and chaplain endorsers from atheists, humanists, and other nontheists.  The intent is the same – to speed support and services to … Continue reading