Chaplaincy in Australia's State Schools...

In an emotional display, Kevin Rudd PM told the story of a couple that he knew personally, who died tragically whilst doing a good deed, to the Australian Christian Lobby’s annual conference in Canberra. Allan Taylor, the husband, was a school chaplain. Rudd intends to give $42.8mil in funding to the National School Chaplaincy program which was due to end late 2010.

Rudd used personal testimonies of Taylor, by friends, students, teachers, and colleagues as evidence of the importance of the chaplaincy program in Australian schools. The National School Chaplaincy Program has provided funding to about 2700 schools across Australia so far.

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