The stunning success of school chaplain programs — but that was then

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The changing role of school chaplains

David Edmunds writes: Re. “The school chaplain and the poisoned cake” (yesterday). In the early 1990s the government school I was working at in Canberra received from a churches peak body, an offer of a part-time chaplain, out of the blue.  This was a trial project. The senior staff at the school discussed the issue, and decided to give it a go.  As an atheist, I voted for the proposal, on the grounds that it would give our student support team a bit more diversity, and the belief that the default position of any school should be to accept community support.

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