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Jun 1, 2018

Recently, the Secretary of the Army announced new religious accommodation guidelines: brigade-level commanders may now grant religious accommodations to servicemen and women who wear beards, turbans, or hijabs for religious reasons.  Learn how this will benefit America’s soldiers at FirstLiberty.org/Briefing.


The United States Army is known for its uniform appearance and you’ve probably seen pictures of new recruits sporting a clean-shaven look. 

Recently, the Secretary of the Army announced new religious accommodation guidelines: brigade-level commanders may now grant religious accommodations to servicemen and women who wear beards, turbans, or hijabs for religious reasons. 

Sikhs are expected to see the most immediate benefit. For years, Sikhs have litigated orders to remove their religiously required beards and turbans. The new guidelines should solve much of the unnecessary restrictions previously placed upon those freely exercising their religion by means of grooming requirements.

Retired Army chief chaplain and Southern Baptist minister, Douglas Carver, sees benefit to the Army’s broad protection for the religion of soldiers.  According to Carver, soldiers are prepared to go to battle and, if need be, die.  For soldiers, it is the practice of religion that most often “brings courage and calmness.”

It’s hard to imagine a finer force that protects religious liberty and all liberty on the planet than the United States military. As our servicemembers work to protect our liberty, we ought to do what we can to preserve their religious liberty in service to our country.

To learn how First Liberty is protecting religious liberty for all Americans, visit FirstLiberty.org.

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