I have just read a great article in my wife Joan's War Cry. [A great weekly magazine that is always worth reading.]
On 21 November, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd became the first serving PM to address the Australian Christian Lobby’s national conference.
He spoke positively of the role of school chaplains and argued that it is proper for governments to fund them.
In part of his speech, he spoke about Allan and Kari Taylor, a couple in their 50s, who were killed in the most tragic circumstances in a road accident on the Sunshine Motorway. They were both involved in school chaplaincy. The impact of their lives was so great that more than 3000 people attended their funerals.
Mr Taylor believed so much in the value of the school chaplain that he stood down from being a school principal and took a big pay cut so that he could serve in that role.
The title above is a link to his speech in which he commits the government to ongoing funding.