religious literacy

Why the US Military Needs Religious Literacy

By: Nilay Saiya

Twenty years ago, Douglas Johnston and Cynthia Sampson identified religion as the “missing dimension of Statecraft.” While the US State Department has recently taken some positive steps toward integrating religion into its training of aspiring diplomats, religious literacy—the ability to analyze the religious dimensions of socio-political life—remains largely absent from the professional development of American military officers.

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