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U.S. Navy Faces Lawsuit Over Rejection Of Humanist Chaplain

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 11.09.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) The Oxford-educated man who unsuccessfully sought to be the Navy’s first humanist chaplain is suing the Pentagon, claiming unconsti...

Navy Rejects Request For First Humanist Chaplain

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 06.04.2014 | Religion

(RNS) After the Army recently permitted “humanist” as a religious preference, many hoped a humanist chaplain might follow. But the Navy last we...

Congress Rejects Call For Humanist Chaplains

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 07.25.2013 | Religion

(RNS) House lawmakers late Tuesday (July 23) approved an amendment to a Pentagon spending bill to prevent the appointment of nonreligious military cha...

An Atheist Chapaincy? A Good Way To Begin The New Year!

Alan Jones | Posted 02.26.2013 | Religion
Alan Jones

There's an atheist chaplain at Stanford. This is good news. John Figdor has a degree from Harvard Divinity School and he does what chaplains do. He counsels those in need and visits the sick.