Loyalty is a film about Muslim military chaplains who are promoting religious freedom, interfaith cooperation, and acceptance of Islam in America’s armed forces today. Our feature documentary follows three Muslim chaplains (Army, Navy, Air Force) and illustrates how they are both important representatives of Islam within the military and powerful symbols of tolerance for civilians. Day-to-day our characters counsel service members of all faiths and lead religious services for Muslims on base. Yet beyond this work, they push back against the stereotype of Muslims as the enemy. “If we are at war with Muslims, then how am I here (serving)?” one chaplain asks during his interview. Loyalty follows these chaplains to military bases, interfaith gatherings and mosques across the country, providing access to spaces that expand viewers’ understanding of Islam in America, what military chaplains do, and how Islam is practiced in the military.

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