History of Non-Christian Chaplains
It has not been until relatively recent history in our military that faith groups other than Judeo-Christian have been officially recognized. Up until 1862, a chaplain was required to be endorsed by a “Christian” denomination excluding any chaplains in other faith groups from being officially recognized by the government.
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Posted on 22 April 2018, in Chaplaincy, History and tagged Buddhism, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Hinduism, Islam, Jewish, Jewish Chaplain, Muslim, Non-Christian, Roman Catholic. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.