Chaplain Covenant

Chaplain Covenant

As a Chaplain, I will uphold the provisions of the Celebrant Code of Conduct, and I further pledge to uphold the following provisions for pluralistic support and non-proselytism in my chaplain duties.

1. A Humanist Chaplain is expected to support 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.

2. A Humanist Chaplain is prohibited from coercing or encouraging those professing non-humanist beliefs to adopt humanist beliefs.

3. Chaplains will not invite others to humanist activities, materials, or discussions 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.

4. Any profession of theistic beliefs or non-humanist beliefs, verbal or non-verbal, shall be a reason (though not a requirement) to end any humanist discussion even if the person has previously invited a conversation.