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Conference Humanist Chaplaincy

The Dutch Humanist Association and the University of Humanistic Studies, in
cooperation with EHP will be hosting a conference on Humanist Chaplaincy in
Utrecht, the Netherlands. The aim of the conference is to exchange and enhance
knowledge on Humanist Chaplaincy and to provide participants with strategic
knowledge on how to set up Humanist Chaplaincy within organizations in Health
Care, Military and Prisons. Special attention is paid to actually experiencing
methodologies and discussing various sources of inspiration.
The program includes following workshops and excursions.


Wednesday 18th November
14.00 – 19.00

  • Introductory Workshop: dialogue session – overview of Humanist
  • Chaplaincy in Participant’s Countries
  • Closing drinks
Thursday 19th November
9.30 – 21.00
  • Methodology, Skills and Competences 
  • Chaplaincy in Belgium
  • Rituals and Ceremonies
  • Dinner

Friday 20th November
9.30 – 17.00
  • The Humanist Chaplain within Organizations
  • Strategic Considerations relating to the setting up of Humanist Chaplaincy in Health Care, Military and Prisons

Saturday 21st November
9.30 – 19.00
  • Field Trips
  • UMC Utrecht, Utrecht Academic Medical Centre and Beukbergen, Military Training Centre
  • Dinner

Sunday 22nd November
9.30 – 13.00
  • Through a Narrative Lens: ‘How to Present Yourself as a Humanist Chaplain’ / ‘How to present the Humanist Chaplain to organizations’
  • Wrapping up of the Conference
If you wish to register, take a look at or contact us at

Contactpersoon Heleen van der Meulen
Locatie University of Humanistic Studies, Kromme Nieuwegracht 29, 3512 HD Utrecht
Periode van 18-11-2015 t/m 22-11-2015
Toegankelijkheid mensen met een beperking Ja
Toegangsprijzen € 195,- (Including 3x lunch, 2x dinner, 1x drinks)