Accession Number:

ADA499031

Title:

Why the Marine Corps Still Needs Chaplains

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-02-08

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Some secularists believe that military chaplains are a violation of the separation of church and state. This attitude has been evident as recent as 2002. Michael Newdow filed a lawsuit contending that paying the two Congressional chaplains to pray in Congress is a violation of the constitutional ban on government establishment of an official religion. Military chaplains have constantly been the focus of this rhetoric. In actuality, chaplains provide the military with much more than just prayer and religious services. The Marine Corps will always need chaplains because they provide an excellent role model for Marines, they make significant contributions to family and unit readiness, and they bridge the gap between the Marine and the command.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE