This white paper was submitted to the Chiefs of Chaplains by the Forum in 2009 and led to the tightening of regulations on the issue of Chaplain Confidentiality.
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.
This is a very important document for a number of reasons. It now recognizes many additional faith and belief groups including Humanists, Atheists, Agnostics, Pagans, Shamans, etc. Faith-and-Belief-Codes-for-Reporting-Personnel-Data-of-Service-Members
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.