Me, the House of Lords, Russell Brand…and a spiritual pioneer!

Peter Gilbert engaged in interfaith dialogue - photo provided by Pavilion

Peter Gilbert – photo provided by Pavilion

Last week I attended a book launch at the House of Lords hosted by former Archbishop Rowan Williams. Today, my resulting review of the occasion put me side by side with Russell Brand on the front page of Huffington Post Books (see screenshot below).

More importantly, it’s great to see the subject in question highlighted in a “featured blog”, since the book has been compiled in honour of Peter Gilbert, a spirituality and health pioneer. My review describes him as a “Giant Voice for Spirituality’s Role in Compassionate Care.

If you want to read the review – as I very much hope you do! –  you can click here to go to the page directly, or here is a brief excerpt

The change Gilbert sought was wider recognition and implementation of the role of spirituality in wellbeing, particularly in regard to mental health and social care. He was convinced that people who struggle need to be given the opportunity to engage with life’s deeper questions. According to the book’s lead editor Arthur Hawes, these include:

  • Who am I?
  • Where do I come from?
  • Where am I going?

His conviction that this mattered was by no means merely academic…

(Read more…)

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Categories: Health, Spirituality and Society

Author:Tony Lobl

I write and speak on spirituality from my perspective as a Christian Science practitioner. I am also an Associate Editor for the Christian Science periodicals. I studied at the University of Surrey earning a BSc Hons Degree in Modern Mathematics before the impact of spirituality on health caught my attention and re-shaped my career.

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