LCS Marks of Chaplaincy
Characteristics of ChaplaincyThe underlying principle of all Chaplaincy is that it is offered to all people irrespective of their faith or personal belief system.
Actively listens, evaluates, and engages empathetically in discussions and debates with individuals and organisations in times of deep distress, loss, unexpected change, or turbulent restructuring (Pastoral mission)
Affirms the spiritual potential of individuals or organisations in a coherent and respectful manner with people either of no religious affiliation or of deeply committed faith, and always respects diversity (Spirituality)
Acknowledges the implicit and explicit values and ethical nature of individuals and organisations and, if appropriate, actively affirms or challenges the ethos held by individuals or organisations, while respecting relational boundaries (Values and ethics)
Assists, in partnership with others, in bringing out a religious literacy based upon justice for all and encourages individuals and organisations to practice a moral competence, maintaining cohesion amongst people of diverse perspectives (Religious literacy)
Allows and encourages networks of trust to be formed amongst and beyond individuals and organisations to establish a clear and open 'social responsibility' agenda and to ensure the well-being of all within the confines of a place of work and surrounding community is acknowledged and planned (Unique networks)