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Military leaders struggle with diversity in holiday displays

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

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

FORSCOM Refers Extremely High Risk to Chaplains

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FORSCOM Refers Extremely High Risk to Chaplains

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

Army Chapel Welcomes All and Privileges None

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Army Chapel Welcomes All and Privileges None

Tim Mak at Politico reports a large cross adorning an Army chapel has been removed. Army Regulation 165-1, which governs Army chaplain operations, states “the chapel environment will be religiously neutral when the facility is not being used for scheduled worship” and … Continue reading

Camp Pendleton Cross Privileges Christianity; Marginalizes non-Christians

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Camp Pendleton Cross Privileges Christianity; Marginalizes non-Christians

I posted last week about religious memorials on veteran’s day.  The Camp Pendleton cross (technically located in the Camp Horno area) was one of two focus items in an article that referred to a long list of Christian monuments defended … Continue reading