Non-Religious Pastoral Care
All human beings or at least majority of people recognize that humans are not just pure matter or just bodies but have a spiritual dimension to their beingness. The spiritual role plays an important function by motivating people to achieve. Spiritual care can contribute to a good mental health and wellbeing. In our ever increasingly secular world, many people describe themselves as “spiritual” but not religious. For so long the spiritual needs of such people has been neglected or relegated to the background. Both religious and non-religious people have a spiritual need that must be fulfilled in a way that respects their worldview, values, tradition, and philosophy of life. A recent research conducted by Marie Curie confirmed that non-religious patients would like to access pastoral care that is tailored to their needs, but unfortunately, there is lack of pastoral support for non-religious patients.