Humanist Care is the pastoral support arm of the BHA’s community services department. We are committed to ensuring that non-religious people have access to pastoral support which reflects their worldview, provided by like-minded individuals. We believe that everyone needs compassion and empathy when going through particularly difficult times, irrespective of one’s beliefs. For this reason, we provide pastoral care to the non-religious, a group of people who have historically been overlooked in this area.
We continue to train and develop our network of volunteers to provide this support. Currently we have volunteers operating in hospitals, prisons, and within the armed forces, and we are looking to expand this offering to universities and other places in need of non-religious pastoral care.
Our pastoral support volunteers provide the sort of care that might be provided to religious people by chaplains.