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Spirituality in Development Projects and in Communities

Online (Zoom), August 13, 2020, 16.00-17.30 (Romanian time, in English)

Spirituality has been disregarded by the development field. Researches have shown that the replacement of traditional manifestations including spirituality with modernity has provoked changes in all fields of humanity, including global development. During this webinar we will see how spirituality can impact community development in modern and multicultural societies and how the use of some spiritual practices in institutions can make differences in the life of the participants. Case studies will be presented. None of the presented cases has spirituality as their main activity, although they apply it in their methodologies and approaches through their own activities.

It is important to mention that spirituality is not the same as religion. In this context it is defined as the relationship that one has with oneself and everything else, it is a search for the meaning of life and the raising of awareness towards the world, which promotes interconnection.


Monique Lima Leite

Departments/units: Făgăraș Summer School 2020; Educational Programs Department; Research Department, Policy and Outreach Department, Young Researchers Club, IC-GAP

Region: Global

Topics: International Development, Philanthropy and Community Development, Spirituality and Religion

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