Hindu American Foundation Expresses Concern Over Religious Freedoms at Air Force

May 31, 2005

Source: Hindu American Foundation Press Release


On May 31, 2005 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) expressed serious concern over multiple reports that many in the faculty and staff at the Colorado Springs U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) are abetting the spread of evangelical Christianity on the campus while fostering a climate of religious intolerance towards other religious traditions. The Air Force, according to a statement made in early May, was first made aware of religious prejudice through a survey in 2004, in which Jewish and other Christians claimed they were being pressured by evangelical Christian. Although the Air Force created a program for Respecting the Spritiual Values of all People (RSVP), HAF noted that according to reports by former chaplains and students from the campus, the program was significantly weakened and inconsistently implemented."