|To work with a variety of people, companies, and organizations involved in the economic and urban life of the New England area, and also with religious communities of all denominations, in order to fulfill our mandate of ministry to business and industrial life – "to provide a spiritual presence in the workplace and to make workplaces better places to work." |
Chaplains are to do this by:
- Undertaking regular workplace visits, building up good relationships with workers at all levels, offering guidance on personal, social, business, moral and ethical issues, and assistance where appropriate.
- Being effectively involved in the life of local communities, by meeting and networking with business and government leaders through groups such as Chambers of Commerce and other community associations.
- Seeking to understand the needs of all the members of the community, including those who may not be part of a structured work environment, particularly those who are disadvantaged and marginalized.
- Maintaining an awareness of the effects of a rapidly changing economic environment upon its members.
- Representing the religious community as a whole at various forums at the local and regional levels, bridging the gaps between businesses, the religious communities and the greater community context as a whole.
- Participating in and initiating projects promoting economic and social well-being in the area, by encouraging, and contributing to, the debate of the issues involved, both within and beyond one's faith community.
- By undertaking speaking engagements with business and community organizations in order to share insights from the field of Workplace Chaplaincy.