Scottish Hospital Struggles to Accommodate Religious Pluralism

March 3, 2005

Source: The Telegraph

On March 3, 2005 The Telegraph reported, "A communion table and other Christian artefacts have been removed from a hospital chapel to accommodate visitors of all faiths. The health trust behind the move said it was complying with guidelines from the Scottish Executive, which call for a 'holistic' approach to spiritual care. But a regular visitor to the chapel at Perth Royal Infirmary complained that there were now 'just a few mats on the floor' where the communion table once stood. Moira Kerr, from Crieff, who has visited the chapel to pray for the terminally ill, said the decision to remove Christian items was 'political correctness gone mad' and had left her 'hurt and angry.'"