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Civil War Lecture: “The Historical Impact of Military Chaplains in shaping the ethical climate”

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On Wednesday, December 9, 2015 @ 7:30 pm, St. Andrew & St. Margaret of Scotland will be hosting a Civil War lecture.

Civil War historian Allen Guelzo recently asserted that “The Civil War and its aftermath made things worse for organized religion in America”. Drawing on some of Guelzo’s observations, The Rev. John Weatherly will explore the roles of armed forces chaplains before and through the Civil War, including the foundation of the Chaplain Corps which eventually became a separate Branch of our military forces.

The Rev. John A. Weatherly has been the Rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Virginia, since 1997. He earned a BA in American History from the University of the South, a Master of Arts degree from Duke University, and his M. Div from the Divinity School at Yale University. After marrying the Rev. Beverly K. Weatherly, they served as Missioners in Brazil. He has also served parishes in New Jersey, North Carolina and Maryland.

The Rev. Weatherly recently retired from the U.S. Army’s Chaplain Corps, where he completed his service as Joint Forces Command Chaplain to the Virginia National Guard. In 2001 he served in Bosnia with the 29th Division and later deployed to Iraq in 2006-2007 with the 2/224th AVN. BN., serving with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Unit, Forward and the 3rd Marine Air Wing in the Anbar Province.