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The American Humanist Association demands that the U.S. National Guard respect the rights of all recruits.
Nature's Hidden Force: Joining Spirituality with Science by George Land and Beth Jarman is now available!
Letters to House and Senate urge clean spending bill to be brought to vote and opposes any amendments to the TVPRA.
The Humanists of the Palouse teach children about individual growth and helping their community.
AHA discusses the unmet needs of humanist soldiers in the U.S. armed services at congressional briefing.
AHA Joins Groups Opposing Religious Exemption in Executive Order Prohibiting LGBT Hiring DiscriminationPosted July 15, 2014 at 3:01pm
Exemption would weaken executive order by allowing religiously-affiliated federal contractors to discriminate.
Last week I told you about our first-ever congressional briefing, which is taking place on July 22nd at 12:30pm in Rayburn 2103 and is focusing on the need for Humanist Chaplains in the U.S. military.
This briefing is really important, because the needs of humanist soldiers remain unaccounted for since the defeat last year of the Polis Amendment, which would have allowed the military to appoint Humanist Chaplains.
We need your help to ensure that members of Congress come to this briefing in order to learn more about this topic so that legislation like the Polis Amendment can pass in the future. Please take a moment right now to contact your Representative and ask that she or he attend this briefing on Humanist Chaplains in the military.
Thank you for standing up for our nontheistic soldiers.
The humanist community makes its voice heard in response to the Greece v. Galloway decision!
I’m proud to announce that the American Humanist Association will be holding our first-ever congressional briefing on July 22nd at 12:30pm in Rayburn 2103 regarding the need for Humanist Chaplains in the U.S. military.
We have some fantastic speakers lined up for the event, including:
- Jason Torpy, president of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers and endorsing agent for the American Humanist Association’s Humanist Society
- Stephen Boyd, a retired colonel and military chaplain and endorsing agent for the United Church of Christ
- Major Ryan Jean, a member of the military and active humanist.
Since the defeat of the Polis Amendment last year, which would have allowed the military to appoint Humanist Chaplains, humanist soldiers remain chronically underserved.
Our experts will provide crucial testimony to educate members of Congress about the importance of including Humanist Chaplains in the U.S. military. Nonbelievers outnumber all non-Christian faiths in the military, and nontheist military members can benefit from the confidential guidance and comfort provided by humanist chaplains as they endure the stresses of combat and separation from their families.
But this important testimony won’t affect serious change unless members of Congress and their staffers attend the briefing. I need you to take a second right now to contact your Representative and ask that she or he attend this briefing on Humanist Chaplains in the military.
This briefing has the potential to ensure that our military respects the beliefs and nonbeliefs of all of its members. Thank you for standing up for our nontheistic soldiers.
American Humanist Association emphasizes importance of humanist chaplains in the military.