Religious Support in a Rapidly Changing Culture.
Technical Report,14 Aug 2017,15 Jun 2018
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS FORT LEAVENWORTH United States
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This century, our nation has witnessed significant shifts in the religious make-up, beliefs, and practices of her people. The challenge for the U.S. Army Chaplaincy is to understand those changes and provide relevant religious support to soldiers and families within the Army. The purpose of this thesis was to provide a thorough understanding of the influences shaping the religious beliefs and practices of the Armys largest demographic and ascertain the best approaches and methods to provide religious support to them. This demographic is comprised of soldiers from the Millennial Generation and Generation Z, which further complicates the religious support endeavor. The researcher relied on qualitative research methods to accomplish this through a review of civilian-focused studies, professional writings, and semi-structured interviews with participants form the Armys largest demographic. The author made nine recommendations to provide relevant religious support to the Armys largest demographic based on the analysis of the research data. The recommendations will aide chaplains as they provide religious support to Americas sons and daughters.
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