U.S. Soldiers Participate in Islam Cultural Awareness Training

40 religious affairs specialists and chaplains attend.

To help educate American military members about Islamic culture, 40 U.S. soldiers designated as chaplains and military religious affairs experts attended cultural awareness training in Kuwait City. The soldiers were deployed close by to Camp Arifjan and Camp Buehring. The program was hosted at the Amricani Cultural Centre, where the soldiers listened to a basic primer on Islam, toured the Grand Mosque and saw rare Islamic art.

“This helps give you more of a… realistic aspect of what goes on in the Islam religion,” said Sergeant Dean Wilson, a medical religious affairs assistant. “It gives you a better understanding that you can also carry back home and say ‘Hey, what we thought we knew or perceived in the news and stuff is not true.’ ”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for U.S. service members as they learn about other religions and culture.
  • For the Defense Department officials to have wisdom as they work to educate U.S. forces about Islamic culture.
  • That the Lord would give insight to U.S. military personnel regarding the potential for peace versus threats from other religions and societies.

Sources: Department of Defense


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