IGGS - Advancment Award 2016

The International Society for Health and Spirituality e.V. ( IGG ) praises this award for the promotion of research on Spiritual Care. Can be awarded academic qualification papers in German and English. The papers shall be unpublished and should deal with the importance of spirituality in nursing, medicine, psychotherapy, social work and other health professionals. Also papers from the chaplaincy, which deal with the concerns of Spiritual Care are welcome. Especially desirable are original research approaches. Thematically and methodically are no restrictions .

For more information: Ausschreibung IGGS (PDF, 54 KB)

Spiritualität und Bildung, 22-23 November 2016

22 November, our Director, Dr. Rebecca A. Giselbrecht, will speak at the conference "Spiritualität und Bildung" in Quarten (Switzerland) about the topic "«Spiritual formation» setzt Geist voraus". The conference is held in german.

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The 7th International Conference on Ageing and Spirituality: "Transition and Transcendence: Transforming Aging Through Spirituality," June 4-7, 2017 at Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, IL.

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The conference will be hosted by Concordia University Chicago (CUC) in River Forest, Illinois. Past International Conferences have attracted both those with academic interests and expertise in this discipline, as well as those with more practical experience through involvement in the aging service industry, in congregations, or as informal care partners. The Conferences include a mixture of keynote speakers, workshops and papers of interest to those coming from a faith-based approach and to those approaching spirituality from a secular viewpoint. We plan to continue the tradition of including voices from many parts of the world, voices from the domains of the academic and the aging services, voices from various faith traditions and voices representing the "spiritual, but not religious." With the theme of "Transition and Transcendence: Transforming Aging Through Spirituality," the conference will address issues how aging presents us with opportunities to navigate transitions over the life course. Additionally, we will explore how we transcend the mundane and connect with something greater than ourselves while being transformed in the process.

Registration for conference opens November 1, 2016