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Consultation, Counseling, and Healing in Japanese New Religious and New Spirituality Movements


Koordination: Monika Schrimpf


 Many of the New Religious Movements offer their members individual assistance to deal with the ups-and-downs of their lives. This support may range from moral guidance and consultation on daily affairs and individual counseling to resolve conflicts to the healing of physical illness and injuries. Especially the so-called New Spirituality Movements (shin reisei undō) emphasize the importance of spiritual health.

   The aim of this workshop is to discuss the forms, contents and intentions of religious 'life assistance' from different perspectives.  Aside from presenting an array of approaches to these problems as practiced by a number of religious groups, the contributions are intended to foster reflections on the social, mental and spiritual aspects of health within the context of New Religious and New Spirituality Movements in Japan.


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13:00 - 14:50 First Session
  Opening remarks
Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit

Monika Schrimpf

  Lateral Support and Vertical Tension: Structural Dynamics, Therapeutic Functions and Administrative Control in Soka Gakkai
Levi McLaughlin

  Consultation and Guidance in Shinnyo-en and PL Kyōdan
Monika Schrimpf

14:50 - 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 - 15:50 First Session (contimued)
  Healing Modalities in GLA
Christal Whelan

15:50 - 16:10 Coffee Break
16:10 - 17:00 Second Session
Mira Sonntag

  Discourse on Spirituality in Japan from 2000 to 2003: Intersection of Psychology, Religious Studies, and Media (in Japanese)
Horie Norichika

17:00 - 17:05 Break
17:05 - 18:30 Second Session (continued)
  Aspects of Religion, Religiousness and Spirituality in the Medical and Healthcare Context in New Religious Movements
Furusawa Yumi

Matusoka Hideaki

  Final Discussion

18:30 - Reception party


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