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Archive for November, 2014

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  The backgound information regarding this newly filed lawsuit was published in the Huffington Post in an article written by Forum co-chair Tom Carpenter in June of this year. Many members of the Forum joined over one hundred national religious leaders in signing a Statement of Principle supporting the appointment of humanist military chaplains. In […]

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A leading, Christian conservative endorsing agency for military chaplains has issued educational standards for their chaplain candidates rendering Master of Divinity degrees from Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University ineligible for endorsement. This bold and uncompromising action highlights the critical need for all military chaplains to possess solid graduate education, cultural competency, and clinical training. http://spirit-filled.org/hints.html Liberty […]

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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 report from that very successful consultation.

After Action Report on NCMAF and COMISS meetings January 2018

After Action Report on NCMAF and COMISS meetings January 2018

Interim Forum co-chair, retired Army Chaplain Mike Curd, represented the Forum at the very important annual meetings of the National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces(NCMAF) and The Network on Ministry in Specialized Setting )formerly known as the Coalition on Ministry in Specialized Settings). We are pleased to provide Mike’s After Action Report.

Report on November 2017 Pathways Leadership team conference

Report on November 2017 Pathways Leadership team conference

The Pathways to Military Chaplaincy undertaking continues to make progress. The November 2017 leadership team  conference held in Boston furthered the agenda. We are pleased to provide a report of the meeting.

DoD publishes new faith and belief codes

DoD publishes new faith and belief codes

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