Forum on the Military Chaplaincy

committed to free and diverse religious expression

CaptUSMC On November - 15 - 2014

NavalAcademyChapel

 

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 January 2014, the Forum also wrote Secretary Hagel, before the Navy rejection of Heap’s appointment, encouraging the DoD to follow the Constitution and permit Humanist military chaplains.

Categories: Chaplain Policy

Featured Posts

“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 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

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.