Other relevant networks

Research centers at Universities:

Center for Healing & Spirituality, University of Minnesota, explores the notion of wellbeing and how to advance it in families, organizations and communities, where among other dimensions spirituality and purpose are contributing to wellbeing.

Center for Spirituality and Health, University of Florida, seeks to explore the facets of human experience, faith and beliefs, borrowing methods from multiple areas and disciplines.

Center for Spirituality and Healthcare, New York University, serves as a mechanism for promoting spiritually based research, education, and treatment in the field of mental health.

Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health, Duke Center for Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center. The focus of the center is on conducting research, training others to do so, and supporting dialogue and discussion on spirituality, religion, and health as related to public health and clinical practice.

The Global Network for Spirituality and Health (GNSAH), George Washington University, aims to enhance the study and integration of spirituality into health systems and to promote the idea of whole person care.

Harvard Catalyst symposium gives a short overview on the topic of spirituality, religiosity and health and makes a summary of the  “Spirituality, Health and Health Disparities Symposium” held at Harvard Medical School in 2014.

The Harvard University Initiative on Health, Religion and Spirituality researches the topic of health, religion and spirituality across the faculties of Harvard University and in dialogue with spiritual communities.

Institute of Spirituality and Health, Texas Medical Center, hosts research and education on the role of spirituality in health and healing.

Institut de sciences sociales des religions contemporaines, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Interest group on Spirituality, Religion, and Health, Pennsylvania University.

Loma Linda University, California, offers doctoral education in the field of religion and health.

University of Maryland Medical Center provides here an overview of the research on the effects of spirituality on health.


Other research centers:

Internationale Gesellschaft für Gesundheit und Spiritualität (IGGS) is founded to shed light on different areas associated with spiritual care, interreligious dialogue and implementation of spirituality into the healthcare system, among others. IGGS is furthermore publishing the journal Spiritual Care.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the U.S. has collected information on spirituality in cancer care on this site, and provides an overview on research in spirituality and religiosity as well as information on how to incorporate spirituality in healthcare and cancer care, more specifically.

The Research Center in Spirituality and Health (NUPES) aims to develop interdisciplinary research about the relationship between spirituality and health while being an integrated part of the Graduate Program in Health School of Medicine of Federal University of Juiz de Fora.

The Spiritual Health Center investigates the spiritual life in mainstream religious community and offers pograms on advancing the spiritual life in communities.



The Bravewell Collaborative aims to change the focus of our health care understanding to one of prevention and salutogenesis instead of pathogenesis by means of early-prevention, patient-centered and integrative-medical approaches.

European Network of Health Care Chaplaincy provides opportunities for representatives of European professional associations for chaplains and of churches and faiths to exchange and learn from each other in the care for the existential, spiritual and religious needs of patients, relatives and staff.

The HealthCare Chaplaincy Network  is a global health care nonprofit organization that offers spiritual care-related information and resources, and professional chaplaincy services in hospitals, other health care settings, and online.

Life And Health Network is a non-profit organization focusing on psychical, physical and spiritual health, and how to enhance it.

The Network of Spiritual Progressives seeks to unite people from different faiths and religions with the purpose of changing our focus from materialism and power and make a “new bottom line” based on generosity, peace and social transformation.

The Spiritual Care Network is a a blog that originates from The United Church of Canada. There you will find prayers and discussions of different topics relevant to religious practice.

The Spirituality in Health Care Network (SHCN) is a network of professionals and spiritual leaders dedicated to integrating Spirituality with Psychotherapy and Health Care.

The Tarrant County Spiritual Care Network (SCN) is a non-profit organization providing spiritual support and care for the leadership of Tarrant County, Texas



The European Conference on Religion, Spirituality and Health – official site.

Spiritual Care Association is dedicated to establish a multidisciplinary, international network for health care providers and community clergy as well as religious leaders, providing evidence-based quality indicators, scope of practice, and a knowledge base for spiritual care in health care.

European Association for Palliative Care is a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) whose focus is to develop and advance the implementation of spiritual care in European healthcare systems.

The International Association for the Psychology of Religion (IAPR) is an international organization promoting scientific research and exchange within the field of the psychology of religion.

The Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality is a division of the American Psychological Association that promotes psychological theory, research, and clinical practice to understand the significance of religion and spirituality in people’s lives and in the discipline of psychology.

Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR) seeks to advance the study of religion by promoting dialogue among the sciences and other disciplines engaged in systematic efforts to understand religion.

International Association for Medical-Psychological and Religious Studies organizes recurring meetings between experts of different disciplines.

The section of Psychology, Religion and Spirituality under the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) focus on furthering the science of religion and spirituality in relation to psychology.


Other sites:

Spirituality and Health Magazine covers the topic of health and spirituality, which can include faith, Eastern philosophy, meditation, and mainstream religion; nutrition, wellness, yoga, and holistic medicine; creativity, the inner life, social justice, and issues of conscience; and public health, the human body, and the environment.

Sykehuset Innlandet, Norway, is the first hospital in Norway to establish a center focusing on the clinical practical aspects of psychology of religion.