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Archive for November, 2012

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It is a fact that the Roman Catholic Church, through its Bishops and associated groups, has been the largest contributor to organizations opposing marriage equality. This author suggests there is a way for parishioners to still support their church and priest while preventing use of their offering for unfair purposes. Check it out.

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Forum member, retired Army LCOL and Catholic Chaplain, Dr. Henry Roberson, takes on a member of the Norman Oklahoma City Council who opposed a proclamation recognizing Bullying Awareness Month. The Forum continues to combat prejudice, ignorance and injustice. This opinion piece appeared  the Norman Transcript on Sunday, November 18, 2012.

Categories: LGBT Rights
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Paul Dodd reflects upon his recent experience at the Second International OutServe Leadership conference in which the Forum provided two workshops.    

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November 10, 2012 is the 237th birthday of the United State Marine Corps. The Forum salutes all Marines serving around the world and thanks them for their service to the nation. The birthday ball is a very special celebration for all Marines. Last year for the first time in history, the repeal of DADT allowed […]

Categories: Featured, LGBT Rights
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The Forum on the Military Chaplaincy was requested to provide a panel at the 2nd Annual OutServe International Leadership Conference on the subject of weddings at installation chapels. This conference was held at the military resort, Shades of Green, in Orlando Florida on October 27, 2012. Earlier in the year, the Forum sent written requests […]

Categories: Chaplain Policy
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On October 26, 2012, the Forum on the Military Chaplaincy was privileged to present a panel and workshop on diversity in the Military Chaplaincy at the 2nd OutServe International Leadership Conference held at the military resort Shades of Green in Orlando, Florida. Forum Co-chairs Chaplain(Col) Paul Dodd and Tom Carpenter, Esq. moderated the panel and workshop. […]

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“Pathways to Military Chaplaincy” Report

“Pathways to Military Chaplaincy” Report

The Forum on the Military Chaplaincy provided leadership for a consultation entitled “Pathways to Military Chaplaincy” held at Boston University School of Theology April 8-9, 2016. We are pleased to provide the summary and report from that very successful consultation.

DoD Lifts Ban on Transgender Service.

DoD Lifts Ban on Transgender Service.

The Department of Defense has lifted the long standing ban on service by transgender citizens. This has been a thoroughly researched and vetted decision. The Department has issued both a press release and a memo on the new policy.

Answering the Question of Transgender Showering

Answering the Question of Transgender Showering

This issue of what shower transgender service members should use to respect privacy was considered by a distinguished commission before the policy was changed. Transgender Shower Guidelines provide this information and should prove helpful to a chaplain or commander who may have to deal with this issue