Should the military be hiring clergy? Can the military tell them how to act?  How does a Christian chaplain minister to a Buddhist? A Muslim? An atheist? 


To explore these questions, Lee Lawrence and Terry Nickelson spent three months in Afghanistan and Iraq, where troops let them into their lives.

They joined them on patrols and missions, hung out with them in guard towers, flew on medevacs with the wounded, and attended memorials. It was there, where troops deal with boredom, anger, loneliness, fear, death and grief that they learned why military chaplains are crucial and how they sometimes become controversial.  


The result is CHAPLAINS UNDER FIRE, a feature-length independent documentary that explores the world of military chaplains through the lens of the troops they serve in combat and the Constitutional issues they raise at home.

CHAPLAINS UNDER FIRE is a documentary that examines the lives and work of military chaplains and the Church-State tensions at the heart of the chaplaincy -- independently produced by IHSY, LLC registered in North Carolina.

an independent documentary about military chaplains

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From Chris Rodda, 
Senior Research Director 
Military Religious Freedom Foundation headed by Mikey Weinstein

This was the first time I've written about a documentary about religion in the military that actually contained examples showing both sides. . .

From Chris Rodda,

Senior Research Director

Military Religious Freedom Foundation headed by Mikey Weinstein


This was the first time I've written about a documentary about religion in the military that actually contained examples showing both sides. . .

From Rev. Dr. Billy Baugham, Executive Director
International Conference of Evangelical Chaplain Endorsers;  President and Chairman, Commission on Chaplains Associated Gospel Churches

I wish to commend you both and those behind the scenes for a superb documentary. . . .  I appreciate your "fair and balanced" presentation. . .    

From Rev. Dr. Billy Baugham, Executive Director

International Conference of Evangelical Chaplain Endorsers;  President and Chairman, Commission on Chaplains Associated Gospel Churches


I wish to commend you both and those behind the scenes for a superb documentary. . . .  I appreciate your "fair and balanced" presentation. . .