For a hospital in the National Health Service:
Lindsay van Dijk will lead three Christian chaplains and a team of 24 volunteers, including a Catholic nun, a Buddhist and a Bahá’í, at the Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS trust. The world-renowned spinal injuries unit at Stoke Mandeville hospital is part of the trust.
Humanists do not believe in an afterlife. “Many people approaching the end of their lives want to reflect on a life well lived,” said van Dijk.
Carolyn Morrice, the trust’s chief nurse, said: “Lindsay’s appointment confirms our commitment to provide a chaplaincy service with individual choice at its heart, catering to all our patients, visitors and staff regardless of faith, denomination or religion, including those who have no faith or religion.” Britain appoints first Humanist as head chaplain, “NHS appoints humanist to lead chaplaincy team” at The Guardian
Of course, the people who say they “have no faith or religion” are not “non-religious.” They give different, non-traditional answers to philosophical questions to which people used to give traditional answers (usually supplied by religion).
Which brings us to another point. Insisting that the universe cannot show evidence of design because there is no God is a religious statement. It is not a statement about evidence.
See also: Should atheism be included in religious education? Teaching beliefs other than atheism as “religion” means that the worldview on which atheists’ choices is based is represented in a confusing way.