SPIRITUALITY AND HUMANITARIAN PRACTICES WORKING GROUP
SPIRITUALITY AND HUMANITARIAN PRACTICES WORKING GROUP 2020/21 IN THE PEACE PSYCHOLOGY DIVISION OF THE APA
Our peace building projects over the past 27 years and over 250 presentations have included 5 international endeavors. The latest focus has been on the expansion of Resiliency.
The effort to build interfaith harmony has taken place through community counsels; local university venues; townhall events and symposia. The last 2 were held, virtually at APA.
This WG created a questionnaire to evaluate the significance of spirituality on attitudes toward peace. These studies used international samples and the results were published in the Oxford University Journal https://www.journalofacademicperspectives.com. In addition, we contributed an article in: “Dao and Daoist Ideas for Scientists, Humanists, and Practitioners” as edited by Dr’s Yueh-Ting-Lee and Linda Holt.
We have networked with The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and The Institute for Crisis Management, both dedicated to national wellness and peace: http://www.nationalcenterforemotionalwellness.org/engaging-resilience. Our resiliency paradigm is a multidimensional, transformational process consisting of mind, body, emotion, and spiritual elements.
A project of establishing www.voicesofconscience.org involves working with the Center on Conscience and War who provide services to members of the military in need of care.
A model sustainable community was created in Hawaii, several elements are being utilized in Haiti and different U.S. cities.
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