1. DoD Directive 1350.2 defines religion as ―A personal set or institutionalized system of attitudes, morals, ethical beliefs, and practices that are held with the strength oftraditional religious values, characterized by ardor and faith, and generally evidenced through specific religious observances.  What kind of definition is this?

    a. Functional
    b. Substantive
    c. The kind that tells us what religion is
    d. The kind that tells us what a belief is

    pg 252
  2. Common religious accommodation requests
    Time off for religious observances, rituals, holidays

    Religious apparel

    Dietary requirements

    Medical requirements

    pg 258 - 259
  3. Five factors that commanders and EOAs should consider when trying todetermine whether to grant a request for accommodation.
    Importance of Military Requirement: Ops Tempo, Deployed, threat of disease, disciplinary issues, unit cohesion, standards, readiness, DoDI 1300.17 urges commanders to think yes first, rather than no.

    Importance to Requester: paramount/pressing issue, is time a factor, can request be accommodated at a different time or by a different means, requested before

    Cumulative Impact: domino effect within unit (guard against this sort ofunhelpful speculation, consider each request individually)

    Alternatives: be creative, ask requester. eg., can Roman Catholic chaplain or lay leader come to unit

    Previous Treatment of Similar Requests: talk to other EOAs or chaplains for previous handling

    pg 260 - 261
  4. 7 types of religious discrimination

    Religious jokes and slurs




    Ignoring and indifference


    pg 263 - 264
  5. What kind of religious discrimination is when another person's religious practice or values—dissimilar to one's own are treated as less important. This can translate into denial of that person's opportunity to practice his/her own beliefs, or a tendency to think a person is trying to gain special privileges.
  6. What type of religious discrimination may start off with ―A rabbi, a priest, and a Buddhist monk walk into a bar, etc
    Religious jokes and slurs

    pg 263
  7. Overtly or covertly requiring a person to participate in a religious service or public prayer, such as when commanders opentheir staff meetings with prayer, is what kind of religious discrimination.

    pg 263
  8. The belief that Jews are argumentative is an example what kind of reglious discrimination

    pg 264
  9. Refusing to associate with people because of their religious beliefs is what kind of religious discrimination.

    pg 264
  10. Failing to recognize and address legitimate religious needs, such as providing alternative services or considering the religious or worship needs of individuals of faith, or the needs of those with no faith, or

    lack of concern for those with religiously-focused concerns, to include those who wish to be free from religion is what type of religious discrimination.


    pg 264
  11. Strategies that you can employ to ensure you can discuss religious accommodation and/or discrimination issues with your commander and other leaders with informed insight.


    get together with a unit member whose faith is new to you, and learn what that person believes and practices.

    Be aware of and capable to advise about religious issues

    Research unit religious demographics, and keep commanders aware of issues thatpertain to the religious groups within your unit.

    Be aware of and familiar with other faith groups and traditions—as well as concerns of nonreligious conflicts, big and small

    Work with the unit chaplain

    Ensure all unit members understand the overarching importance of the military mission.

    Stress to commanders, other unit leaders, and members the importance of Compromise or Alternatives

    pg 265
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