Sadness, Depression and the Dark Night of the Soul (Seminar, Durham, 09 November 2017)

The Project for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Durham University presents its final seminar for 2017, ‘Sadness, Depression and the Dark Night of the Soul. The role of the clergy in the care of sadness and depression, and their collaboration with mental health professionals’. The seminar will be presented by Dr Glòria Durà-Vilà, Consultant Child Read the full article…

Cancer, Chronic Illness and Childhood: An Interview with the Chaplaincy Team at Birmingham Children’s Hospital

As part of our collection on cancer in the medical humanities, we are pleased to post an interview conducted with Rev. Kathryn Darby (Chaplaincy, Birmingham Children’s Hospital), Rev. Paul Nash (Senior Chaplain, Birmingham Children’s Hospital) and Dr Sally Nash (Director, Midlands Centre for Youth Ministry; St John’s College in Nottingham) who provide a rare and stimulating insight into Read the full article…

Stephen Pattison introduces his new book ‘Saving Face: Enfacement, Shame, Theology’

Stephen Pattison, Professor of Religion, Ethics and Practice at the University of Birmingham, writes: We live in what might be called a ‘facist’ era!  Faces are all around us, and form an important part of our everyday and clinical encounters.  However, strangely, it seems that they are so obvious that we tend not to think Read the full article…