Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel) Norbert de Kooter is one of a long-standing corps of humanist chaplains in the Dutch military and provided to MAAF commentary on his experiences.
* At the end of this article, there is a 13 minute video, an article, and a 33-page document of stories from the Dutch chaplaincy.
I originally had the opportunity to meet Erwin Kamp, Lt Col de Kooter’s predecessor, when I was at the World Congress of the International Humanist & Ethical Union in Oslo, Norway in 2008. The conference focused on Peace and I spoke about humanism in the US military. The Congress voted to support a resolution in favor of humanist chaplains in the military. This conversation will continue our efforts. The following interview will be used to update content at Wikipedia’s chaplain page.