Part One of this month’s topic explores the quest for religious pluralism in U.S. military chaplaincy over the last century, focusing on its mobilization during World War I. Part Two explores the massive expansion of the Chaplain Corps during World War II and the response to moral tensions surrounding the Vietnam War. Part Three looks at the experience of women in military chaplaincy and the state of the institution today.

Podcast guest

Ronit Stahl, PhDRonit Y. Stahl is an assistant professor of history at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of Enlisting Faith: How the Military Chaplaincy Shaped Religion and State in Modern America (Harvard University Press, 2017). She has also written and numerous articles and essays. A historian of modern America, she focuses on how law, policies, and institutions both foster and hinder religious pluralism in American society.


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