Army Captain James Yee, a Muslim chaplain who was cleared after an espionage investigation that drew national attention, has submitted his resignation from the military. Yee, 35, who was imprisoned for 76 days during the probe, said August 2 that even after lesser charges against him were dropped, officials never apologized to him, the Associated Press reported. He also said officials never let him retrieve his belongings from Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, where he had ministered to prisoners at a naval station. Yee asked to be discharged from the army January 7, and his lawyer said he doubted Yee’s request would be denied.

The Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America has chosen a new coordinating director. Gary Percesepe, a longtime peace activist, started in the post in mid-July, the Charlotte, North Carolina–based organization announced. The American Baptist minister has worked as a pastor, professor and director of nonprofit organizations.


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