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Unitarian Universalist Military Ministry

US Army Chaplain Rev. Chris Antal lights the chalice at the Service of the Living Tradition at General Assembly 2014

US Army Chaplain Rev. Chris Antal and his family light the chalice at the Service of the Living Tradition at General Assembly 2014 in Providence, RI.

We are Unitarian Universalists (UUs), people of all agespeople of many backgrounds, and people of many beliefs. We create spirituality and community beyond boundaries. We affirms seven core Principles, grounded in the humanistic teachings of the world's religions. Our spirituality is unbounded, drawing from scripture and science, nature and philosophy, personal experience and ancient tradition as described in our six Sources.  

Our members include soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen and coast guardsmen in active duty, reserve and guard status. UU congregations and groups help military service members and their families to lead spiritual, moral and ethical lives in a caring religious community. Our congregations are spiritual homes for the whole person, where you can be known in a real way, and supported through the day-to-day strains of military service. 

Connect with Unitarian Universalists

UU congregations are found throughout the United States And knowing you may be deployed or stationed, ours is a faith that can travel with you—online and in person.

  • Use our search to find a UU congregation near you in the United States.
  • Learn about Unitarian and Universalist international partners, with worshipping communities in dozens of countries
  • Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF) is a virtual congregation beyond walls that extends around the world. CLF’s Online Military Ministry creates a powerful space to give and receive spiritual and social support.
  • A growing number of U.S. military chaplains are Unitarian Universalist - you may find one in your unit. Read about a service led by US Army Reserve Chaplain Rev. Rebekah Montgomery at the UUA General Assembly. 

May you find community, support, solace, healing, and hope in Unitarian Universalism.

Book cover of Bless All Who Serve.

Bless All Who Serve

This pocket-sized and durable little book includes reflections by veterans and military chaplains, as well as readings and songs from many faith traditions, ancient and modern. Topics include fear of injury and death, grief, peace and violence, hope and despair, patriotism, freedom, courage, strength, service, separation from loved ones and honoring the fallen.

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The cover of War Zone Faith by Rev. George Tyger.

War Zone Faith

Determined to find meaning in the midst of war, UU Army Chaplain Cpt. George Tyger reflects on his faith, his prejudices, and his privilege, and shares the unique perspective he has gained while serving and ministering in a war zone. 

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Book Cove for Soul Repair

Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury After War

This book from Beacon Press seeks to help veterans, their families, members of their communities, and chaplains to understand the impact of war on the consciences of healthy people, to support the recovery of moral conscience in society, and to restore veterans to civilian life. 

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Emblems for branches of the US military: Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Air Force

Emblems of the branches of the United States military: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard.

LGBTQ Equality

We welcome people of all genders and sexualities, and support their right to serve openly in the military.

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Kimberly Sweeney (formerly Paquette) tells her story of finding a spiritual home where she could be authentic.

Military Toolkit for Congregations

Tools, tips and resources for UU congregations to support military service members and their families. 

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For congregations: Military Ministry Toolkit