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Religious Accommodation Expands Beyond Christianity

Religious Accommodation Expands Beyond Christianity

The Department of Defense has published an updated regulation on religious accommodation (see text: DoDI 1300.17). They represent a thorough and thoughtful effort to manage post-DOMA strife caused by some who continue to oppose all lesbian and gay rights. It is … Continue reading

Profile: Airman Taylor Grin

Profile: Airman Taylor Grin

guest post by Airman Taylor Grin When I enlisted in the Air Force, one of my chief concerns was how I would be treated as an atheist. After I swore in, one of the first things I did was sign … Continue reading

White House Addresses Military Spiritual Fitness Training

White House Addresses Military Spiritual Fitness Training

The US military has a real problem with mental health and suicides. The military is addressing these issues with hotlines, training, and a wide array of professional mental health training to not just address issues but to change culture. A … Continue reading

Military chaplaincy faces choice of mission or anti-gay toleration

Military chaplaincy faces choice of mission or anti-gay toleration

Update 3/26: SDA Guidance, Update 10/31: Texas Baptist Guidance and August DoD Guidance, Update 10/2: Disciples of Christ guidance, Update 9/19: Catholic Guidance, see below for details. The military chaplaincy faces a clear threat as more chaplain endorsers come out … Continue reading

Interfaith leaders support humanist chaplaincy

Interfaith leaders support humanist chaplaincy

Jason Heap, a Humanist Celebrant with Masters degrees from Brite Divinity school and Oxford Theology, has applied to be a humanist chaplain. Some Christians have decided to treat his application as a threat, denouncing the idea as an ‘oxymoron’ and ‘contradiction … Continue reading