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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
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
As the “holiday” season continues, post officials are extending special recognition to religious service members, specifically Jews and Christians. A nativity scene and menorah combo have been erected at both Travis AFB in California and Ft Campbell, Kentucky. This privileging … Continue reading
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
The US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) has rolled out a new mandatory risk assessment that identifies chaplains as the primary referral for the most extreme risk cases. The assessment is a counseling form between a soldier and his or her … Continue reading