Key Theme: Military

American Friends Service Committee
“The American Friends Service Committee carries out service, development, social justice, and peace programs throughout the world….AFSC’s work is based on the QuakerThe Quaker movement, properly known as the Society of Friends, had its beginnings in 17th century England with George Fox (1624-91), whose form of worship was liturgically sparse, relying on silence and the inspiring movement of the Inner Light, the spiri... belief in the worth of every person and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.”

Defense Logistics Agency – Command ChaplainA chaplain is a member of the clergy who serves in a prison, a hospital, a college, or some other institution outside the context of the normal congregational life of a religious community.
“The Office of the Command Chaplain (DH) manages the Ecclesiastical Supplies program delivering the Religious Support items used by our Armed Forces. The Office of the Command Chaplain also directs religious support throughout the Defense Logistics Agency worldwide.”

Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers
“MAAF is a community support network that connects military members from around the world with each other and with local organizations. In addition to our community services, we take action to educate and train both the military and civilian community about atheism in the military and the issues that face us.”

Military Chaplains’ Association
“The Military ChaplainsA chaplain is a member of the clergy who serves in a prison, a hospital, a college, or some other institution outside the context of the normal congregational life of a religious community. Association (MCA) is the professional organization for chaplains of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Civil Air Patrol. Membership is made up of all faith groups and those who are in the active service, reserve, guard, retired, or former chaplains.”

Military Religious Freedom Foundation
“The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that all members of the United States Armed Forces fully receive the Constitutional guarantees of religious freedom to which they and all Americans are entitled by virtue of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.”

Native AmericansEach of the many Native American nations has its own distinctive life-ways, although there are some widely-shared characteristics. most Native life-ways are primarily transmitted through oral traditions; they are oriented toward living in relation to a sp... in The U.S. Army
A part of the Center for Military History site dedicated to resources on the history of Native Americans in the US Army.

North American Iroquois Veterans Association (NAIVA)
Organization for Iroquois veterans, based in New York, provides information about events and scholarships.

Religious Diversity News: Military
Our database of archived news articles searched by key theme.

U.S. Army – Chaplain Center and School
The center for training chaplains and chaplain’s assistants who provide religious support for the military; the army chaplaincy includes ministersMinister is a general term for a member of the clergy in the Christian church. The term has also come to use in other religious traditions to designate a member of the clergy (as in the Jodo Shinshu tradition and the Nation of Islam)., priestsA priest is the leader of a religious community or congregation, specially trained and often ordained to service, who leads members of the community in the rituals and practice of shared and individual life. Many traditions have forms of priesthood.In the..., imamsImam means “leader,” particularly the person who leads the daily ritual prayer or, more broadly, to the one who serves as a leader of the community because of his religious learning. In Shi’i Islam, it refers to one of a succession of direct descend..., and rabbisRabbi means “my master,” an authorized teacher or master of the Torah and the classical Jewish tradition. After the fall of the second Temple in 70 CE and the scattering of the Jewish people in exile, the role of the rabbi became very important in gat....

U.S. Institute Of Peace – Training For Diversity
A project report by the US Institute of Peace about religious issues in U.S. military operations, including information about both past issues and current situations, and links to related resources.

U.S. Navy – Chaplain Corps
Provides information about the US Navy Chaplaincy and links to information about how to become a navy chaplain.