Thursday, September 22, 2016

VA Updates Guidelines On Religious Exercise At Its Facilities

On Aug. 19, the Veterans Administration issued an internal memorandum (full text) updating its Policy Guidance on Religious Exercise and Religious Expression In VA Facilities.  The memo revises a 2014 Guidance.  A press release yesterday from the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty welcomes the revision, saying in part:
This should make clear that churches may sing Christmas carols and distribute Christmas cards at VA hospitals. Further, veteran organizations may set up MIA/POW tables that include a sacred text.