Guest In Your Pulpit - Rev. Chris Antal

Guest in Your Pulpit

Rev. Dr. Chris Antal is a clinical staff chaplain at the Michael J Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia, a former Army chaplain, and Veteran of the U.S. War in Afghanistan. While deployed in 2012 he established a Unitarian congregation at Kandahar Airfield, where he preached a sermon the Army determined was “politically inflammatory” and responded with an official reprimand and release from active duty. His public resignation in protest of his officer commission in 2016 was reported in media outlets around the world. He is a pioneer in addressing military moral injury and has published about his work in several peer reviewed journals.

Titles of sample programs/sermons and a brief statement of content on each:

  • Tending Moral Injury
  • Welcoming Veterans
  • Post Traumatic Growth
  • Say Yes! - Risk taking and our calling
  • On Killing
  • Military Stewardship

Availability: Year Round and preferably within 250 miles of Philadelphia, PA.

Fee arrangements: According to UUMA guidelines.

Contact: Email Rev. Dr. Chris Antal at