US Chaplains Train Liberian Military Chaplains
A group of US Army Africa chaplains have been engaging with the Liberian Armed Forces to help their chaplaincy:
Chaplain (Maj.) Allen Staley, and Command Chap. (Col.) Gary Brown …worked with more than 20 Liberian Armed Forces chaplains during a Chaplain Professionalization Seminar in Monrovia, Liberia.
The US military is helping Liberia develop its own chaplaincy, and they’re seeing concrete results:
“Since our January visit, the Armed Forces of Liberia has approved assignment of additional chaplains, resulting in official recognition of chaplain presence and assignment of chaplains to all troop units, to include several Muslim chaplains,” Staley said. “We believe this is a result of efforts in the last training event here.”
The Muslim comment is particularly relevant, as Liberia is one of the few African nations that is predominantly Christian. Thus, Liberia is protecting the exercise of even minority faiths in its military.