American Humanist Association

Support Humanist Chaplains In The Military!

An amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act was recently introduced by Representative Jared Polis that would have required the military to “provide for the appointment, as officers in the Chaplain Corps of the Armed Forces, of persons who are certified or ordained by non-theistic organizations and institutions, such as humanist, ethical culturalist, or atheist.”

Humanist chaplains are needed by the 26% of service members that are non-religious because the information shared between a soldier and his or her chaplain can’t be used against the soldier like information shared between a soldier and a military psychiatrist. Non-religious soldiers also deserve to have someone of a similar worldview to talk to when enduring some of the most hostile and stressful conditions on the planet.

If your Representative was one of the 150 men and women that voted in favor of the amendment please take a second to use the form below and thank them!