Accession Number:

ADA390546

Title:

Military Ministry to Civilians in Humanitarian Operations

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-04-10

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Chaplain Ministry Teams are always a part of the Task Force in Humanitarian and Peacekeeping Operations. The purpose of these ministry teams is to provide ministry for soldiers, families, and Department of the Army civilians. A question frequently asked in recent situations is what is the role of the chaplain in ministry to civilians The purpose of this research project will be to analyze of the issues surrounding this important question. Examples will be considered of situations where chaplains have been called into question for extending ministry to civilians. Practical, professional, legal, and doctrinal guidelines will also be considered in this paper. At the very heart of this issue is what are the limits and boundaries for the ministry team when it is called upon to provide ministry to civilians in HumanitarianPeacekeeping operations Very little has been said or written officially that speaks to this issue directly. Chaplain training in this sensitive area has been neglected, because there is no clear guidance regarding doctrine, policy, and practice. Considerations will be offered as to what Army chaplain policy should be in regard to military ministry to civilians in humanitarianpeacekeeping operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE