The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) is dedicated to ensuring that all members of the United States Armed Forces fully receive the Constitutional guarantee of religious freedom to which they and all Americans are entitled by virtue of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
Just over 81,000 active duty, veteran, and civilian personnel of the United States Armed Forces, including individuals involved in High School JROTC around the nation, have come to our foundation for redress and assistance in resolving or alerting the public to their civil rights grievances, with hundreds more contacting MRFF each day. 95% of them are Christians themselves.
Michael L. “Mikey” Weinstein – Founder and President
Religious Freedom and the Military: A Short History
The concept and practice of religious freedom in the United States Armed Forces date back to the earliest days of this nation. The United States Constitution outlines the basic concept of religious freedom as understood by Americans in the Bill of Rights. More specifically, the First Amendment to the Constitution specifies that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” Read more…
“Against All Enemies, Foreign and Domestic” is the chapter written by MRFF Senior Research Director Chris Rodda for the recently released book Attitudes Aren’t Free: Thinking Deeply about Diversity in the US Armed Forces, published by Air University Press, the publishing arm of the Air Force’s Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base. This chapter provides a comprehensive overview and numerous specific examples of the various issues that MRFF is currently dealing with and has dealt with in the past.
Click here to download the chapter entitled “Against All Enemies, Foreign and Domestic” (PDF)
Book description from Air University Press:
“Attitudes Aren’t Free: Thinking Deeply about Diversity in the US Armed Forces, is a collection of essays (and a few speeches), most written for this volume, on the themes of religious expression, homosexuality, gender, race, and ethics in the military. The contributors include activists, military members, academics, and other experts. Attitudes Aren’t Free does not promote one view on these contentious issues but rather allows the writers to advocate for their diverse positions with thoughtful, well-reasoned arguments. This volume offers a framework for critical thought and candid discussions about important social policy issues in the military.”
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Journalists seeking additional information on any of the issues addressed in this chapter can contact MRFF’s research department at [email protected].