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Religion and Belief Perspectives

We champion the view that through diversity and inclusion, NHS pastoral, spiritual, and religious care services can be more effective and ensure equality for all patients, staff, families, and carers. The composition of our network embodies that view, and is an example of effective cooperation between those of different religions and beliefs, all working together for a common purpose.

Our Network Council is comprised of two members from each of the mainstream religion and belief communities, they are:

If you would like further information about any of the perspectives listed, please email , and we will put you in touch with the most appropriate person to respond.

Perspectives, Our Faith & Belief Traditions

Hindu

As with all immigrant populations, it has taken 2-3 generations for the British Hindu community to first find its feet and establish itself economically...

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Christian

There are three Christian chaplaincy organisations represented at the Network...

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Sikh

The UK Sikh Healthcare chaplaincy group was formed in 2005 to help support the delivery of NHS chaplaincy services for the Sikh community...

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Bahá’í

Bahá’ís believe in the fundamental unity of people, religions and God, and actively work towards social justice and world peace...

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Buddhist

The Buddhist Healthcare Chaplaincy Group established an endorsing process and endorsement body in 2004 for Buddhist Chaplains...

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Jewish

Jewish Visiting (formerly known as Jewish Visitation) was established in 1875 to provide chaplaincy services to Jewish patients in hospitals in London and the surrounding areas...

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Muslim

A healthcare chaplain who is representing the Muslim community will demonstrate the appropriate religious knowledge, principles, and practices...

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Jain

A healthcare chaplain representing the Jain community has to have knowledge of Jain principles and be known in the local community...

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Pagan

According to the 2011 Census, there are at least 54,000 Pagans in England and Wales. The true numbers of Pagans are likely to be significantly larger...

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Non-Religious

Non religious people may typically think for themselves about what is right and wrong, based on reason and respect for others...

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