Conference on Research in Faith and Health in Secular Society in Denmark

May 17-19, 2010 Odensee/Denmark

The Network for Research in Faith and Health in Denmark invites all interested researchers to the coming international conference Meaning and Health: Existential, Spiritual and Religious Issues in Secular Society.

The conference takes place in the Congress Center of
The University of Southern Denmark, 5230 Odense.

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 these countries, 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. The conference seeks to bring together insights of both traditions in an attempt to strengthen research competences in meaning and health in secular society.

The conference in Denmark opens with three world-leading experts in the field: Kenneth I. Pargament, Bowling Green University, Harold G. Koenig, Duke University and David M Wulff, Wheaton College, MA.