Organizations & Other Resources
A world-wide, non-affiliated community of social work educators, researchers, theoreticians and practitioners interested in exploring existing and potential expressions and applications of what might loosely be called postmodern thought, in particular the confluence of perspectives termed social construction. These perspectives resonate with our belief that transformations in thinking and practicing are needed to address the challenges of our contemporary global environment.
The Society is devoted to the involvement of social workers, other social work faculty, and social work students in research and to promotion of human welfare through research and research applications.
A private foundation that seeks to support efforts exploring the interconnections between mind, body, and spirit. Advertise reserach/educational retreat center for professionals to exchange ideas, as well as contemplative retreat center to refresh one's spirit
Based on the work of theorist Ken Wilber, Integral Life was founded to help people integrate their fragmented lives through greater freedom, love, awareness and understanding. Integral Life represents an ongoing, living promise for humanity: that we may live totally free in our immense diversity, while embracing the full richness of the human experience in ourselves and others.
The purpose of the International Study of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work Practice (ISRSSWP) is to better understand the extent to which practicing social workers incorporate religion and spirituality in their practice and to explore their views regarding the appropriateness of religion and spirituality in social work practice. Cross-national survey research has been conducted in the USA, the United Kingdom, Norway, and New Zealand, to expand the knowledge base with empirical data regarding the global interface of spirituality and religion in social work practice and education. The executive reports from these countries are presented in the HP.
Home of the John Templeton Foundation, established in 1987 to examine the importance of the moral and spiritual dimensions of life. The Foundation funds scholarly programs that study the relationship between science and religion, spirituality and health, character development, and free enterprise. Amongst other things, this site serves as a repository for research findings and articles from the popular press on the link between prayer and health and provides sample course descriptions for classes focused upon the connections between science and religion.