This page features the ressources from the International conference on Research in Faith and Health in Secular Society 17-19 May 2010.
The purpose of this section of our web-site is to provide posts (spaces) for each presenter with the following content:
4. Recordings (video for keynotes, audio for papers)
5. Relevant papers
Furthermore, the page holds photos as well as links to press coverage of the conference.
We hope it will provide rich and useful ressources for you! The spaces will be selectable from the Program Ressources page by clicking the title of each presentation.
The evaluation of the conference can be accessed here.
The Purpose of the Past Conference was:
The Conference was open to all interested: Clinicians and researchers in the Health Sciences, psychologists, scholars of religious studies, theologians, chaplains, ministers, palliative caregivers, etc.
Research in faith and health and religious coping has made important strides over the past decades. However, most of this research has been conducted in North America in quite a different cultural and religious setting than that of secular Northern Europe. In the countries of Northern Europe, the research traditions of existential philosophy and psychology have been more predominant when investigating existential needs and orientations of patients rather than the North American tradition of religious coping.
Hence, the purpose of the conference was to bring together insights of both traditions in an attempt to strengthen research competences in meaning and health in secular society.World leading researchers in the field addressed issues of high importance to the field during keynote sessions. Ongoing research projects were presented during parallel paper sessions.