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Navy chaplains to receive more training on sexual abuse

ST. LOUIS — Kristen Leslie began her 2003 book, “When Violence Is No Stranger,” with a verse from Psalms, a … Continued

Catholic chaplains given marching orders barring service to gay couples

RNS () — Catholic military chaplains cannot be forced to witness or bless a same-sex marriage, nor are they allowed … Continued

Drone policy can be moral policy

Reuters photo In a recent contribution for On Faith, former Chicago Theological Seminary President Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite denounced U.S. drone … Continued

Allow nuns as U.S. military chaplains

It is time for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA to consider allowing nuns to serve as … Continued

Roe a matter of religious liberty

Forty years after abortion was made legal by the momentous Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, women’s access to … Continued

The wall of healing prayer

Linda Davidson THE WASHINGTON POST Army Vietnam veteran Dwight Holliday, 62, remembers a fallen friend at the Vietnam Wall in … Continued

Bauer at Values Voter Summit: ‘We owe no apology to Islamists’

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Pakistani Muslim demonstrators walk over US and Israeli flags as they attempt to reach the US embassy during … Continued

Debate reignites over religion at Air Force Academy

The long-smoldering debate at the U.S. Air Force Academy over the role of religion in cadets’ lives has reignited, just … Continued

From Harvey Milk to the White House: Gay marriage evolutions

ASSOCIATED PRESS Harvey Milk poses in front of his camera shop in San Francisco in this Nov. 9, 1977 photo. … Continued

Ohio congressman on a mission to bring meditation to the masses

By age 35, Congressman Tim Ryan had been one of Ohio’s youngest state senators, served two terms in the U.S. … Continued

Koran burning crisis: Haven’t we been here before?

The tragic headlines look all too familiar: Several reported killed in second day of Afghan protests over Koran burning. And … Continued

A new symbol for America’s military chaplains

Views of proposed insignias. Image via Arnold Resnicoff Today’s chaplains wear one of four separate insignias: Jewish, Christian, Muslim, or … Continued

NBC’s selective patriotism at the U.S. Open

Bill O’Leary WASHINGTON POST NBC omitted the words “under God” twice from its broadcast of the Pledge of Allegiance during … Continued

Cornbread and coffee with Santa

“Keep Christ in Christmas!” is the familiar refrain of Christians who fear the secularization of the holy day celebrating the … Continued

Culture’s last stand? Strong majorities support open military service for gays

Co-authored by Robert P. Jones and Daniel Cox A long-awaited Pentagon report released Tuesday has concluded that allowing gay and … Continued

He loves us, but not that way

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

“Morale” and “unit cohesion” are real questions

Despite public and military support for overturning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the legislation which bans openly gay service members, political, … Continued

Just Peace in Afghanistan, a global moral obligation

Q: In the wake of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s dismissal as chief commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, … Continued

Three moral dimensions to fight in Afghanistan

Q: In the wake of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s dismissal as chief commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, … Continued

Israeli-Palestinian spin cycle

Once again, events in the Middle East threaten to become an excuse for perpetuating the status quo – one which … Continued