Mental Wellbeing, Neuroscience and Religion
August 31 - September 1
There are signs that, after several decades of exploring traditional themes such as creation and divine action, a paradigm shift is beginning to take place in the dialogue between science and religion. The special questions surrounding the biological, mental, and theological significance of the human person have occupied centre stage for the last few years, but researchers are beginning to look at even more subtle questions regarding human wholeness, identity, and health. The previous fascination with the nature of human consciousness is therefore broadening out to include issues of mental welfare, along with the theological bearing of practices such as mindfulness. The forthcoming Science and Religion Forum Conference will explore some these themes, in collaboration with the Guild of Health and St Raphael, with some of the leading names in the UK from both academia and healthcare speaking.