Summer School 2020: Advancing Contemporary Humanist Chaplaincy

European Humanist Professionals (http://www.humanistprofessionals.eu), in collaboration with the Dutch University for Humanistics (www.UVH.nl) and the chaplaincy of de Dutch Humanist Union are proud to present a summer school on humanist chaplaincy

The focus of this summer school will be:

- exchange of knowledge and experience about how humanist chaplaincy can be organized, and is yet organized in different countries.

- today’s moral issues and questions chaplains have to deal with

- how different countries interpret humanistic values of the humanistic lifestance in chaplaincy.

- lectures and practical’s on subjects that handle the daily practice  of humanistic chaplaincy such as moral counselling and creating secular rituals.  (final content will follow)

- visiting some work fields of the humanistic chaplaincy in the Netherlands.

A cultural event will be part of the program, where you will have a chance to get to know a part of Dutch culture.


The summer school, will take place in the Netherlands, from 6th till 10th of July, 2020. The location is set at the beautiful Estate Beukbergen, the (moral) education center of the Dutch military chaplaincy. Lodging during the summer school will be provided, in rooms with private bathroom and tv. This will keep entry cost low.

We intend to create an inspiring learning community, which will lead to a sustainable exchange of knowledge and experience.


*European Humanist Professionals (EHP) is part of the European Humanist Federation (EHF). Participating in the summer school is open for humanist professionals worldwide, or for those working towards professional secular chaplaincy.



Questions and suggestions: humgv@mindef.nl

Sign up: www.humanistfederation.eu

 Date and place: July 6th -10th  2020

Huize Beukbergen, Amersfoortseweg 59, 3712BB, Huis ter Heide. The Netherlands

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