We have never been secular
Together with Tom-Eric Krijger and two student trainees, Paul van Trigt set up a research project into religious coping strategies in past and current health crises. The interdisciplinary research project was accompanied by a short podcast series hosted and edited by Eline Pollaert.
Since March of 2020, government press conferences have been broadcast into our homes, at intervals ranging from about once every two weeks to every couple of months, when the situation was more stable. Often, when gathering around our TVs to hear what our government had in store for us, there would always be one measure […]
Health is a medical issue, right? The current covid-19 pandemic demonstrates that our wellbeing is not just the territory of doctors. “Health” does not only have to do with the absence of illness, but just as much with spiritual and public health. The short podcast series accompanying the research project ‘We have never been secular’ […]
In the debates about the question of how to handle the Covid-19 pandemic religious coping strategies barely receive attention. However, in some fierce debates religion does play a remarkable role. Research about so-called social influencers for instance shows how their critical stance towards strict government measures is inspired by spiritual gurus. This project aims to […]