Linking US Military Personnel, Religion, & PTSD

Research Paper Title Hope, Religiosity, and Mental Health in U.S. Veterans and Active Duty Military with PTSD Symptoms. Background Many studies have linked hope with better mental health and lower risk of suicide. This is especially true in those who have experienced severe physical or emotional trauma. Religious involvement is associated with greater hope. The… Read More

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Education, Religion & Clever Devils…

“Educate men without religion and you make of them but clever devils.” Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769 to 1852) Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS was an Anglo-Irish soldier and Tory statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain, serving twice as… Read More

What is the Strength of UK Regulars by Religion?

Notwithstanding the major religions, the UK Armed Forces has a number of Regular personnel with a variety of other religions (see Table below). Religion [1] Naval Service [2] Army RAF Baha’i – ¬ – Druid ¬ ¬ 10 Jainist – – ¬ Kirati ¬ 120 ¬ Pagan 30 90 30 Rastafarian 40 160 20 Spiritualist 10… Read More

Describing the British Army’s Chaplaincy between 1796 & 1844

Research Paper Title An Age of Negligence? British Army Chaplaincy, 1796 – 1844. Abstract British army chaplaincy, until more recent times, is a subject which has been sadly overlooked by historians. This thesis seeks to help fill that gap; it is a study which explores the origins and development of the early Army Chaplains’ Department.… Read More