Guest Dr. Jessica Cooperman of the religion studies department at Muhlenberg College talks about spiritual needs of U.S. soldiers and sailors in WWI.
The 20th century saw the rise of chaplaincy for non-Protestants, i.e. Jewish and Roman Catholic men in military service. NGOs such as the YMCA, Knights of Columbus and Jewish Welfare board all played roles to assure worship services and counseling for all military men.
(Original air-date: 03/08/18)