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Top Brass Say They're Not Aware of Bias Against Military Chaplains
Originally Posted: 01/30/2014 - 9:48am | Type: Blog

Lawmakers peppered Pentagon officials on Wednesday about claims that military chaplains have faced discrimination for their beliefs, and time and again, chaplains and personnel officials said they were unaware ...

House Rejects Call to Allow Nonreligious Military Chaplains
Originally Posted: 07/25/2013 - 9:55am | Type: Blog

House lawmakers late Tuesday approved an amendment to a Pentagon spending bill to prevent the appointment of nonreligious military chaplains. House lawmakers late Tuesday approved ...

Humanists Want a Military Chaplain to Call their Own
Originally Posted: 07/23/2013 - 9:05am | Type: Blog

If Jason Heap has his way, he’ll trade his Oxford tweeds for the crisp whites of a newly minted U.S. Navy chaplain. If Jason Heap has his way, he’ll trade his Oxford tweeds for th ...

Moral Mondays: Clergy Are Changing Their Language
Originally Posted: 07/15/2013 - 3:43pm | Type: Blog

The point is to change the language and speak in terms that hungry legislators can understand. The point is to stay in role and not go mucking around in a political or economic pragmatism, which we do not und ...

When Firefighters Fall, Chaplains Stand
Originally Posted: 07/02/2013 - 4:31pm | Type: Blog

As friends and families reel from the news that 19 elite firefighters died battling an Arizona wildfire Sunday, the work of some of their spiritual comrades has just begun. Fire chaplains are stepping up to su ...

God Didn’t Choose Sides at Gettysburg
Originally Posted: 07/01/2013 - 3:52pm | Type: Blog

During the July 1-3, 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, there were Christians and Jews on both sides of the conflict who knew the answer to the question “Whose side is God on?” During the ...

Boston Bombings Bring Chaplains into New Ground
Originally Posted: 04/19/2013 - 3:15pm | Type: Blog

In a week when Boston hospitals cared for more than 170 bomb victims, staff chaplains were suddenly in great demand. They moved calmly from emergency departments to waiting rooms and employee lounges, offering ...

GODSPEED: Religion at the Olympics, from Greece to London
Originally Posted: 07/26/2012 - 8:48am | Type: Blog

What began in ancient Greece as a festival to honor a single god, Zeus, has now become an almost Olympian task, as organizers of the games navigate dozens of sacred fasts, religious rituals and holy days. The ...

Debate Reignites Over Religion at Air Force Academy
Originally Posted: 07/17/2012 - 8:16am | Type: Blog

The long-smoldering debate at the U.S. Air Force Academy over the role of religion in cadets' lives has reignited, just as a new class arrives on campus for basic training. T ...

Chaplains Say More Prisoners Switching Religions
Originally Posted: 03/22/2012 - 1:31pm | Type: Blog

Religious conversions are on the rise in American prisons, according to a recent national survey of chaplains by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. Religious conversions a ...

Daughters of Deborah: What is a Leader in the 21st Century?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

"Deborah was a prophet, the wife of Lappidoth. She was judge over Israel at that time. She held court under Deborah's palm between Ramah and Bethel in the hills of Ephraim. ...

'We Hunt People for Jesus': Are U.S. Soldiers Proselytising in Afghanistan?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

While the story of <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/22/us/22guns.html?ref=us">bible-verses-on-gun-scopes</a> is getting more press, I am just (if not more) disturbed to read of a U ...