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To the visitor who enters my sister’s school, it is immediately clear that things are done a little differently here. Across the main entrance, a flock of walkers, wheelchairs and other devices awaits their owners, not unlike bikes in front of other schools. You might be approached by a curious student who, using a communication […]

Welzijn wordt onder andere bepaald door geloof en rituelen. Tijdens deze activiteit verkennen we welke rol religie kan spelen in onze beleving van ziekte en gezondheid. Gezondheid is zoveel meer dan een bezoek aan de dokter. Ons welzijn wordt ook bepaald door geloof en rituelen: het branden van een kaars, gebeden zeggen, een ziekenzalving, het […]

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 […]

In deze korte interview serie worden verschillende Nederlandse decanen aan het woord gelaten over de veranderingen met betrekking tot studeren met een functiebeperking die zij hebben zien plaatsvinden in hun werk als decaan. In dit tweede interview Hermien Moning van NHL Stenden Hogeschool in Leeuwarden. 

Last Friday Google Doodle paid tribute to the legacy of Ignaz Semmelweis (1818-1865), the Hungarian obstetrician who first discovered that handwashing can have a life-saving effect.

My story of the UN year of the disabled takes place in Britain. I was fifteen years old and attending Bishop Wand Church of England secondary school in the quiet west of London town of Sunbury-on-Thames. [..]