Chaplain Code of Conduct

Chaplain Covenant

Humanist Chaplains who work in institutions with vulnerable and non-humanist populations are expected to maintain an additional standard of pluralistic support and non-proselytism in their chaplain duties.

Humanist Chaplains are expected to support institution personnel on their own terms, making every effort to respect and provide for the deeply-held beliefs and practices of non-humanists with just as much care and concern as they would humanists.

Humanist Chaplains are prohibited from coercing and encouraging those professing non-humanist beliefs to adopt humanist beliefs.

Humanist Chaplains will not invite others to humanist activities, materials, or discussion unless the chaplain has good reason to believe that the individual wishes to investigate humanism. “Good reason” might be a specific request, a specific profession of nontheistic beliefs or humanistic beliefs.