(RNS) Christian conservatives have grown increasingly alarmed over reports that the Pentagon has adopted new policies aimed at disciplining or even court-martialing those who share their faith. But the Department of Defense on Thursday said evangelization is still permitted.
Articles tagged “military”
(RNS) It’s tempting to view the sex scandal surrounding former Gen. David Petraeus through a religious lens. Even before his fall from grace, some Pentagon colleagues compared Petraeus to the biblical King David – another proud and powerful warrior. By Daniel Burke.
(RNS) Denominational leaders and chaplains with years of military service are calling on more churches to find ways to minister to the men and women who have recently returned from Iraq and Afghanistan. By Adelle M. Banks.
(RNS) The conservative Family Research Council has named a former top Delta Force commando and outspoken culture warrior, retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, to run its day-to-day operations. By David Gibson.
(RNS) Debate has reignited at the Air Force Academy over the proper place of religion as fresh cadets arrived for basic training in Colorado Springs, Colo. By Chris Lisee.
(RNS) Is it okay to ask God to do harm to another person? The theology of such “imprecatory prayer” may be a matter of debate, but a Dallas judge has ruled it is legal, at least as long as no one is actually threatened or harmed. By David Gibson.
(RNS) After more than a year of planning, atheists in the military will stage a public event celebrating their lack of religious beliefs at North Carolina's Fort Bragg — a recognition, they hope, of nonbelievers who are outnumbered in what they call an overly Christianized military. By Kimberly Winston.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The head of the Congressional Prayer Caucus has lodged a complaint with the Air Force over the decision to remove the word “God” from a division logo. By Annalisa Musarra.
(RNS) More than 3,000 chaplains serve across the armed forces. And more than a few of them find their religious calling not in seminary but while on active military duty. By Debra Rubin.
(RNS) Since 1862 all American clergy representing “some religious denomination” have been able to serve their country and their faith communities as military chaplains. For that, we can thank Abraham Lincoln. By A. James Rudin. 700.