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Army allows for sectarian prayer at mandatory events

Army allows for sectarian prayer at mandatory events

Last month, MAAF received two reports of sectarian Christian prayer at mandatory military events. At Ft Campbell, a battalion chaplain was leading his unit in prayer during regular morning formations. At Ft Benning, at senior NCO reported mandatory graduation ceremonies … Continue reading

New Humanist Lay Leader joins others seeking chaplain support

New Humanist Lay Leader joins others seeking chaplain support

Army Reserve Captain Ryan Jean has submitted a lay leader application at Ft Meade, Maryland. With support from The Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers and endorsement from the Humanist Society. If approved, this lay leader application will allow Ryan … Continue reading

98% Christian military chaplaincy reinforces barriers to diversity

98% Christian military chaplaincy reinforces barriers to diversity

The military chaplaincy has a diversity problem and it just got worse. The chaplaincy is currently 98% Christian, 90% Protestant, and 66% “evangelistic” Christian (the denominations that may engage in a more political expression of their religion). The same denominations … Continue reading

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