Monthly Archives: June 2022

Secular chaplains? Been there, done that …

Here is a link to my latest article on Medium for ⁦‪Humanists Australia. It‬⁩ reviews the history of school chaplaincy to explain why we shouldn’t be rejoicing about ⁦Education Minister Jason Clare’s announcement re secular well-being workers. We’ve been down this road before.

When it comes to school chaplaincy, both the Coalition and the ALP have been too clever by half. I’m cynical. It sounds like a Morrison-esque exercise – all announcement and no substance. And, even if it isn’t, is diluting a flawed program with secular well-being workers really what our kids need?

On the Road Again – Is Labor Serious About a Secular Alternative to School Chaplains?