Forschungsinstitut für
Spiritualität und Gesundheit

Research Institute for
Spirituality and Health


Welcome to the Research Institute for Spirituality and Health (RISH)

The institute promotes research, training and networking in the field of religion, spirituality and health - both in Switzerland and across Europe - to promote a holistic approach in medicine.

Current Activities


8th European Conference on Religion, Spirituality and Health 2022 (ECRSH)

June 2 - 4, 2022, Amsterdam LN (held as hybrid or online event)

Main Topic: Religious, Spiritual and Existential Aspects in Mental Health Care

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Research Workshop 2022 with Prof. Harold G. Koenig, Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC (USA), and other international experts

May 29 - June 1, 2022, Amsterdam NL

For more information visit the website: Research Workshop

To get an impression, please find details of former similar workshops here.


Research Projects

Doctors' Beliefs and Medical Practice

National survey on religious attitudes of family doctors and their impact on medical practice

Current Publication



Religion, Spirituality and Health: Forgiveness in Health, Medicine and Social Sciences

Religions Special Issue

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