Rev Dr John Breadon, chaplain of St George's Post 16 Centre, a college in Hockley, Birmingham, said: "People are talking chaplaincies
seriously since the whole Islamic fundamentalism thing.
The Government, however, appeared to rule out making chaplaincies
an entitlement to students in further education.
Specifically, at the Lisbon Consultation (May 2006) the American Association of Professional Chaplains was represented by its Executive Director, Josephine Schrader, where concrete steps were taken in building a firm bridge of cooperation between the chaplaincies of America and those in Europe.
Although there are only six national chaplaincies (Scotland, Finland, The Netherlands, Italy, Latvia, and Belgium) that have special programs which aid in assisting physicians in dealing with the "spiritual" aspect of illness and death, one of the main tasks of the chaplain is to provide the much needed support to the medical staff.
Unveiling the guidance NHS Chaplaincy: Meeting the Religious and Spiritual needs of Patients and Staff, at a conference in London yesterday, England's Chief Nursing Officer, Sarah Mullally, said chaplaincies
were an important component of hospital care.
The Anglican Journal sends complimentary copies of the newspaper to all bishops in the Anglican Communion, members of Parliament, military chaplaincies
, detention centres and many hospitals.
The diocese of Europe consists of 270 parishes and chaplaincies
in 44 countries in continental Europe, including Turkey, Switzerland, Finland, Greece, the Czech Republic and parts of the former Soviet Union.