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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

Humanists Question Military Marriage Counseling; Offer Alternatives

Humanists Question Military Marriage Counseling; Offer Alternatives

This article continues a previous article that covered the personal issues faced by MAAF members in pre-marital counseling at the US military’s Defense Language Institute in Monterey California. This article focuses on Gary Smalley’s Hidden Keys to Loving Relationships, the primary … Continue reading

Atheists at West Point band together despite religious culture

Atheists at West Point band together despite religious culture

The West Point Secular Student Alliance (SSA), including more than 40 prospective members, are seeking official recognition from Academy officials. The Academy claims lack of funding for cadet clubs and is currently reviewing over 100 cadet clubs to find room … Continue reading

Rep. Akin’s office joins evangelical leaders to fight DADT repeal

Rep. Akin’s office joins evangelical leaders to fight DADT repeal

A recent email from the office of Representative Todd Akin (R-MO) office lays out plans for the next battle in the implementation of the Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. A House Armed Services Committee session on May 8th will … 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