Next Event:

Mental Wellbeing, Neuroscience and Religion

31st August - 2nd September 2017 | Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln

In collaboration with Guild of Health and St Raphael The Guild of Health and St Raphael


About the Conference


Mental Wellbeing, Neuroscience and Religion, 2017


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.

Lineup and speakers

Liz Grant

Michael Harvey

Suzanne Hyde

David McDonald

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Charles Pickles

Roger Bretherton

The Revd Dr Fraser Watts

Call for Short Papers

The conference will include a Short Paper session for which all attendees are encouraged to submit proposals. Short papers must be related to the main conference theme.

Each speaker will have a maximum of 15 minutes presentation time, to be followed by 10 minutes discussion. Proposals, in the form of a title and a 200 word summary, should be sent by Friday 23 June 2017 to Gillian Straine at [email protected]. Submissions will be acknowledged within two weeks of receipt. If you do not receive an acknowledgment please re-submit your proposal. Acceptance of short papers will be according to criteria of quality, originality, relevance to the conference theme, and plausibility of presentation within 15 minutes. Submissions from students are particularly encouraged. Those whose proposals are accepted will be informed by Friday 14 July 2017.

2016 Event

Are there limits to science?