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Military Chaplains

Chaplains Offered Exit Plan As Gay Training Starts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The Army has started training chaplains on the repeal of the ban on openly gay military mem...

Pentagon: DADT Repeal Won't Change Anything For Military Chaplains

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON -- The pending repeal of the U.S. military's ban on openly gay members will not change policies r...

Air Force Academy Speaker Thinks USMC Means 'United States Marines For Christ'

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Rodda

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation, supported by a number of other organizations, has demanded that the Academy choose a more appropriate and inclusive speaker for this event.

Evangelical Christianity Disproportionately Represented By Military Chaplains

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Tim Townsend St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS -- A military chaplains serves as both a religious leader and a listener -- ideally one who can ass...

Chaplains Help Soldiers Find Peace

Lamar Vest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lamar Vest

Thousands of U.S. Soldiers will spend Christmas morning poised for combat rather than posed for pictures. They will spend the holiday season pursuing the peace the rest of us will take for granted.

Military Chaplains Voice 'Intense' Views On DADT

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON -- A long-awaited report on the possible repeal of the military's ban on openly gay members says...

Christianity In The Military: Are Chaplains Becoming Increasingly Fundamentalist?

Jeff Sharlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jeff Sharlet

More than two thirds of the military's 2,900 active-duty chaplains today are affiliated with evangelical or Pentecostal denominations. Captain MeLinda Morton thinks even that figure is an underrepresentation.

In Place of Mental Health Care, Are Some Troops Being Evangelized?

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Astore

Let's be careful not to let instances of Christian evangelism in the ranks distract us from a healthy exercise of spirituality and religious feeling. Let's applaud our military chaplains even as we recognize that they too have limitations.

Faith on the Front Lines

Lamar Vest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lamar Vest

On the battlefield, where lives are lost, soldiers are injured, and families ripped apart, there is little question about the relevance of the world's best-selling book, the Bible.

Religion in the War Zone

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Rodda

When I popped in a DVD of Chaplains Under Fire, a new documentary about military chaplains by independent filmmakers Terry Nickelson and Lee Lawrence, I was expecting the worst. I'm happy to say I was wrong.

Wash Post On Faith: Faith On The Front Lines

washingtonpost.com | Edward Grinnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

There has been debate lately about chaplains and their proper role, with some critics going so far as to say that the military chaplaincy is a First A...

'Don't Ask Don't Tell' and Military Chaplains

Chaplain Charles D. Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chaplain Charles D. Camp

Forty-one retired chaplains recently wrote the president and Secretary of Defense imploring them not to repeal the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" statute. We find their core argument astonishing.