(RNS) In January, a U.S. Army official told Heathen representatives that the old Norse religion of Asatru had been granted official recognition — only to backtrack a few days later.
Articles tagged “chaplains”
(RNS) Beau Latif Scurich and his wife, Naila Baloch, are the first married couple to share a full-time Muslim chaplaincy position at a U.S. college.
Chaplains who are part of the Army’s first line of defense against suicide say they need more training in how to prevent soldiers from killing themselves, according to a newly published survey.
(RNS) This often-unspoken need is now being addressed across the country, with new training and a greater emphasis on mentoring.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Pentagon officials told members of Congress at a Capitol Hill hearing Wednesday that they are unaware of any pattern of religious discrimination in the chaplain corps.
(RNS) The Pentagon recognizes more than 200 endorsing agents, all of them based on a belief in God. But there has been a recent push by Humanists to endorse their own military chaplains.
(RNS) The Humanist Society — like all organizations that represent nonbelievers — is not among the Department of Defense’s list of approximately 200 groups allowed to endorse chaplains. They want to change that.
(RNS) “What we do is we come alongside the survivors,” said Chaplain Jimmie Duncan, president of the Texas Corps of Fire Chaplains. “Sometimes we’re quiet. Sometimes we hug them. Sometimes we pray.”
(RNS) Despite the North’s victory at Gettysburg, it seems the only other victors were the munitions makers and cigar manufacturers. Everyone else lost, including those who presumed to know the will of God.