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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

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

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