Religious Accommodation Training Templates
The following template is provided for Military Department human relations training. Any changes to the content of the template must be coordinated through the local Military Equal Opportunity office or DEOMI-trained Equal Opportunity Advisor, as well as, the local Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, and approved at the appropriate level in the chain of command. Please refer any questions regarding the template or its contents to your respective Component or Military Service Military Equal Opportunity Office.
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Religious Perspectives Panel
When asked whether a deity or deities exist, Agnostics don't have a definite yes or no answer. They hold these beliefs about God's existence. Each Agnostic has been unable to find convincing evidence that one or more deities exist. They have also been unable to find convincing proof that no deity exists.
Buddhism follows the teaching of the Lord Gautama Buddha, born Siddhartha, an Indian prince who lived circa 560-480 BCE.
Historically, Christianity can be considered and broken down into three main branches consisting of Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism, as, respectively, within and outside the "mystical body" of the Church. However, the gradual movement toward ecumenism since the mid-20th century, particularly between the Roman Catholic and major Protestant Churches, has led theologians and popes to search for a more inclusive understanding of membership in the mystical body of Jesus Christ.
Hinduism is a religion that originated and developed in India over the last 3000-3500 years. Hinduism is today practiced by the majority in India. It is the third largest world religion.
The Prophet Mohammad, born in Mecca, in what we now know as Saudi Arabia in about 570 CE, received the Book of Allah, the Qur'an, through divine revelation beginning in 610 CE. Over a period of 23 years, the Qur'an was completed and defined the faith of Islam, which is today one of the major religions of the world. Mohammad died in 632 CE.
Jews trace the history of their faith back to the beginning of time and the creation of the world and humanity. The Torah, the sacred scripture of Judaism, begins with the Book of Genesis, telling of G-d's creation of the world and of humanity.
Most followers of Wiccan believe in a single ultimate reality that pervades the universe and is expressed in the Goddess and God. Most Wicca traditions worship the two deities as equals where none deserves more importance than the other. An attempt is usually made to reflect this balance in the coven, although men tend to be a minority in the Wiccan religion.