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International humanist congress advocates for humanist chaplains

Delegates to the International Humanist & Ethical Union World Congress recently adopted a resolution in support of humanist chaplains for military service.  The World Congress was held in mid-August in Oslo, Norway and featured local and state Humanist organizations from … Continue reading

WWII Humanist John Hormuth Honored at Arlington Cemetery

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WWII Humanist John Hormuth Honored at Arlington Cemetery

On July 25th, 2011, John Hormuth and his wife Mattie were interred at Arlington cemetery.  John was a WWII pilot who earned the Air Medal and Purple Heart during over 100 sorties in the war.  He was also a loving … Continue reading

Local MAAF network continues to thrive

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Local MAAF network continues to thrive

Local groups are continuing to thrive with local leaders and some support from the chaplaincy.  The highlight is continuing support from the Military Academies.  Last month, West Point, Air Force, and Naval Academies started the first chaplain programs nontheist summer … Continue reading

Military academy chaplain services extended to atheists

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Military academy chaplain services extended to atheists

Reinforcing positive trends in respect for atheists, agnostics, humanists, and other nontheists, the Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, and West Point (Army) have provided weekly meetings for summer trainees.  Jason Torpy, President of the Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers, … Continue reading

Humanists reach out to injured hero

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Humanists reach out to injured hero

Like many other atheists in foxholes, Oscar Zavala has served his country for years.  Like few soldiers and fewer Americans, Oscar is an infantry squad leader serving during wartime with the Army’s 101st Airborne Division.  Having served two tours in … Continue reading