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carpendodd On August - 17 - 2012

In the fall of 2011 I was honored to attend the first ever OutServe Leadership Conference. This was the first time for this organization of LGB persons actively serving in the military to gather publicly, since such public gatherings and recognition was made possible by the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Harass, Don’t Pursue. It was held in Las Vegas, Nevada… and even with the setting it was as professional a military conference I have ever attended… and I have attended more than a few Chaplain Corps Conferences.

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Report on the “Pathways to Military Chaplaincy” Conference

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We are pleased to publish our report on the “Pathways to Military Chaplaincy” Conference, held March 20-21, 2014 at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas and sponsored by the Forum. This  paper is reflective of the values and vision of the Forum, and is the  outcome of the many years Forum members have invested […]