James Magness

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May 26, 2016

A soldier of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) places flags in front of the graves at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, U.S., May 26. Photo: Joshua Roberts/Reuters [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Of...

November 6, 2015

From the earliest days of America’s history, those of us who represent the country’s faith communities have had an uneasy relationship with our armed forces. All too often the political and social mission that has become such...

May 20, 2015

About three years ago, working through the Episcopal Church in Navajoland, I began meeting with a small group of Navajo military veterans in Arizona and New Mexico. Since then my work has evolved into a number of very positive...

November 11, 2013

[Huffington Post] The following article was first published on the Huffington Post here. On Veterans Day this year we are commemorating a very significant anniversary, in fact two anniversaries. We are marking the fact that 50 years ago...

November 11, 2011

Editor's note: This piece first appeared online in The Huffington Post's Religion Section. For many people of my generation who came of age through rites of passage in the 1960s, military service most often was looked upon as the...

September 7, 2011

Editor's note: This piece first appeared online in The Huffington Post's Religion Section. As the senior military chaplain for U.S. Joint Forces Command, I was in Arlington, Virginia, with my colleagues for an annual meeting of...

January 5, 2011

The Rt. Rev. James "Jay" Magness was consecrated as the sixth bishop suffragan for federal ministries in June 2010. Here, he speaks with writer Diane Ney about his plans and his office's recent relocation to Capitol Hill from...