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CHAPLAIN. A clergyman appointed to say prayers and perform divine service. Each house of congress usually appoints it own chaplain.

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In Davao, the chaplaincies are located in the Southern Philippine Medical Center, J.P.
The theme for the event is "Welcoming, Protecting, Promoting and Integrating the Migrants." Santos said, Filipino chaplaincies have been set up in strategic locations in Europe to attend to the spiritual needs of Filipino migrants.
But by the 1960s and '70s, chaplaincies were no longer about just officiating over religious services.
This can be illustrated by acknowledging its manifestation in the Kainos prison ministry (Burnside et al., 2001), Probation Service Christian Fellowship, Social Workers' Christian Fellowship, the Evangelical Alliance, Lawyers Christian Fellowship, the Prison Fellowship in the United States and United Kingdom, Alpha in Prisons, Daylight Christian Trust, the Prison Advice and Care Trust, as well as multi-faith prison-based chaplaincies within the prison system of England and Wales.
As the Chaplain General he has the final say on all postings to chaplaincies, is responsible for dealing with problems, represents Canadian chaplains on international visits, and consults with the chief of defense staff.
In schools religious education is a compulsory part of the curriculum and all universities have multi-faith chaplaincies as well as religious societies.
Tom raised the question of whether humanism could be considered enough of a mainstream and important philosophical tradition to be among those represented, especially given that Harvard never officially renounced its standing as a "religious" university, and therefore the school's chaplaincies represent, at least in theory, its ethical foundation.