The objective of this study is to examine the need to reorganize the U.S. Chaplain Corps, and to provide recommendations centered around the idea of faith-based diplomacy. First, a brief history of the chaplaincy program and the concept of faith-based diplomacy will be introduced. Next, a few selective publications on this topic, both scholarly and military doctrinal, will be carefully examined and compared. Finally, this study will propose the creation of a separate branch within the Chaplain Corps, tasked with the execution of faith-based liaison techniques. This proposal includes some revisions to traditional chaplain roles and responsibilities.
Park, Chan Sok
Granowitz, Thomas A., "From Coexistence to Cooperation" (2016). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 7131.
Islamic Studies | Military History | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion | United States History
Religion, Religious Studies, Chaplain, Chaplains, U.S. Chaplain Corps, Faith-based diplomacy
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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