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Humanists UK’s Clare Elcombe Webber elected chair of UK body for hospital chaplaincy and pastoral support

Humanists UK’s Clare Elcombe Webber elected chair of UK body for hospital chaplaincy and pastoral support

Pictured: Director of Humanist Care for Humanists UK, Clare Elcombe Webber A humanist expert in non-religious pastoral care has been elected chair of an important network supporting chaplaincy and pastoral care in UK hospitals. Clare Elcombe Webber, Director of Humanist Care for Humanists UK, was elected Chair of the Network for Pastoral, Spiritual, and Religious Care in Health, having previously served as its Vice Chair. The Network’s main purpose is to promote evidence-based best practice in healthcare. It sets out to include the voices of minority religions and beliefs, and to promote workforce diversity across the sector. As Director of Humanist Care, Clare oversees two important care programmes for Humanists UK. The first is the Non-Religious Pastoral Support Network (NRPSN), which trains and provides accredited non-religious pastoral carers in institutions like hospitals, prisons, universities and the armed forces. The second is Faith to Faithless, Humanists UK’s dedicated programme providing peer support, social connections, and asylum expertise to people who have left high-control religions. Growth in humanist pastoral care In recent years, non-religious pastoral care has …