Pontifical Council for Culture to explore holistic path to health
By Vatican News staff writer
Exploring the Mind, Body & Soul. How Innovation and Novel Delivery Systems Improve Human Health is the title of an international event that brings together experts from many sectors to discuss the latest breakthroughs in medicine and healthcare, as well as the human implications and cultural impact of technological advances.
It is the fifth Conference on this theme, and takes place in a virtual format from 6 to 8 May 2021.
Jointly organized by the Pontifical Council for Culture and the "Cura Foundation" – an organization of healthcare experts whose mission it is to improve human health and increase quality of life globally – the Conference includes a roundtable on “Bridging Science and Faith”, aimed at exploring the relationship of religion and spirituality to health and wellbeing, including the relationship between mind, body and soul.
The event will bring together physicians, scientists, ethicists, religious leaders, patient rights advocates, policymakers, philanthropists and commentators to discuss the status quo in medical research and technology, and how these are implemented at a global level.
One of the main perspectives of the event deals with the deeper meaning of human existence and seeks areas of convergence between the humanities and the natural sciences.
Priests, pastoral health care workers and students from Pontifical and Catholic Universities worldwide are invited to take part in the Conference.
Detailed information can be found on the website of the Pontifical Council for Culture and at VaticanConference2021.org.