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Special Review – I.F.O.C.
International Fellowship Of Chaplains.
Although the title of Chaplain may not necessarily resonate as being men only, the chaplaincy link included below seemed appropriate in that the general consensus implies that more men than women are chaplains… this is not to infer any reason other than general knowledge, irrespective of which country is involved.
It may come as a pleasant surprise to know that the areas of work covered by these dedicated men (& women) has quite a broad spectrum of influence… most people would be familiar with chaplains in Hospitals, Prisons, Industry, schools, Emergency services as well as specifically the Police force but there has been a steady growing need of chaplains in general places where crowds are expected – but not necessarily for that reason alone.
Apart from specific entities that do employ Chaplains either part or full time such as Financial institutions, Sporting bodies, Military and Airports (& possibly other transport areas as well) but also now Shopping centres where the management specifically makes available “their” Chaplains for shop employers staff, public distress scenes and the like.
The link to the Chaplains website has been included as a support gesture on the part of the Men’s Elective Network [ M.E.N.] because of the growing need for Chaplains in all global communities, for example in light of the virus related issues that has caused untold (emphasis added) problems in peoples lives right across the world irrespective of which country you live in! AND FYI – Chaplains minister to EVERYONE… with NO EXCLUSIONS!
Men’s Network Articles:
Barry Golding, International Men’s Sheds Organisation Convenor;
When my book, “The Men’s Shed Movement: The Company of Men” was published in the USA back in 2015, there were 1,325 Men’s Sheds globally, 30 per cent of which were overseas, mainly in Ireland (227), the UK (124) and New Zealand (54).
The first ever Men’s Sheds in a community setting opened less then 20 years ago (in Tongala, Victoria and Lane Cove, NSW in 1998). Given that the global total is (August 2017) approximately 2,000 Sheds now open and operating globally, with more than half of these open outside of Australia, this is becoming a remarkable international movement across at least ten countries. Continue reading…
The men’s movement is a social movement that emerged in the 1960s and 1970s, primarily in Western countries, which consists of groups and organizations of men and their allies who focus on gender issues and whose activities range from self-help and support to lobbying and activism.
The men’s movement is made up of several movements that have differing and often antithetical goals.Major components of the men’s movement include the men’s liberation movement, profeminist men’s movement, mythopoetic men’s movement, men’s rights movement, and the Christian men’s movement, most notably represented by the Promise Keepers.
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Int’l F’ship Chaplains/I.F.O.C.
The ManKind Project has a presence in more than 21 nations. The ManKind Project (MKP) is a Global brotherhood of nonprofit charitable organizations that conducts challenging and highly rewarding programs for men at every stage of life. The ManKind Project currently has 11 regions around the World:
There are also a number of developing regions: Costa Rica, Mexico, Netherlands, China, India, and the Central Africa (DRC, Cameroon).
The ManKind Project supports a Global network of over 1,000 peer-facilitated men’s groups serving close to 10,000 men each week. In an MKP men’s group, men mentor men through the passages of their lives.
Men’s Health Network
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