Since 2011, we have led the effort to secure the religious liberties of chaplains and those whom they serve. We enable all chaplains to serve to the broadest extent of their constitutional mission and endorsement, and we nurture and support an environment that cherishes the role of chaplains in American culture.

 

Our Mission

Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty exists to ensure that chaplains can defend and provide for the freedom of religion and conscience that the Constitution guarantees all chaplains and those whom they serve.


Chaplain Alliance is a critical force multiplier in the battle for religious liberty. Too many chaplains find themselves under fire for simply being true to their faith, but when that happens, they can count on Chaplain Alliance covering their six.
— Michael Berry, Chief of Staff, First Liberty Institute
For chaplains to have the liberty to speak the whole counsel of God to the troops, they need a strong partner and advocate on the outside. Chaplain Alliance provides just that kind of crucial effective support.
— Gary McCaleb, Vice President for the Center for Family Values, Alliance Defending Freedom

What We've Achieved

  • Provided language that became the "Right of Conscience" clause, Section 533 of the Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act.

  • Supported efforts for the revised Department of Defense Instruction 1300.17 that allowed for greater religious accommodations in the Armed Forces.

  • Supported efforts for the revised Air Force Instruction 1-1 that more clearly reflects conscience protections for service members and chaplains.

  • Voiced support for religious freedom at the U.S. Supreme Court by filing "friend-of-the-court" briefs in defense of conscience