Wednesday, 11 April 2018

NHS appoints humanist to lead chaplaincy team

NHS appoints humanist to lead chaplaincy team Lindsay van Dijk will help meet demand for non-religious pastoral care in Buckinghamshire

A humanist has been appointed to lead a team of NHS chaplains, in a move that reflects growing demand for emotional and spiritual support from people who do not identify with any organised religion.

Lindsay van Dijk will lead three Christian chaplains and a team of 24 volunteers, including a Catholic nun, a Buddhist and a Bahá’í, at the Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS trust. The world-renowned spinal injuries unit at Stoke Mandeville hospital is part of the trust. Continue reading... The Guardian

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