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Military Academies Provide Alternatives to Church

Military Academies Provide Alternatives to Church

Cadets and Midshipmen at the nation’s military academies have been provided the opportunity for humanist and secular alternatives during their summer training. At the beginning of July, thousands of young men and women reported for training. Within their first week, … Continue reading

Playing Favorites: What beliefs should chaplains support?

Playing Favorites: What beliefs should chaplains support?

Today’s chaplaincy has been assigned care and counseling, free exercise, and establishment clause responsibilities far outside their faith-based roots.[1] The military chaplaincy, and to some extent the civilian chaplaincy, is faced with a more diverse laity than ever in the … Continue reading

Network Update: Continuing growth after the Rally and RBB

Network Update: Continuing growth after the Rally and RBB

The last network update was Feb 26th, prior to the Reason Rally. The Naval and Coast Guard Academies were able to set up trips to visit. They had representatives on stage during the MAAF military tribute. Rock Beyond Belief (click … Continue reading

Reason Rally shows patriotism and military support

Reason Rally shows patriotism and military support

The Reason Rally recently hosted upwards of 20,000 atheists, humanists, freethinkers, and other nontheists on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The program included opening ceremonies hosted by the Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers. Colonel (Retired) Kirk Lamb oversaw … 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