|Religion, Healing, and Public Health:
An Integrated Exploration
Sponsorship from the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences
at the University of California at Berkeley has enabled a three-pronged
approach to an integrated exploration of health, healing, and
spirituality in the 2002-2003 academic year at Emory. Our integrated
model has allowed for interdisciplinary faculty development, direct
student benefit, and a public forum in which to synthesize and
explore the ideas and projects developed throughout the year.
This symposium represents the culmination event. It has been preceded
by (1) a weekly seminar in which faculty and graduate students read and
discussed healing and religion from a variety of perspectives,
including anthropological, public health, medical, biological,
theological, sociological, historical, and cross-cultural, which
inspired (2) an undergraduate course on Mind, Medicine, and Healing.
Students in this course developed the core questions which drive
this symposium. In addition, the students
will present their course research projects at the symposium.