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


7th European Conference on Religion, Spirituality and Health 2020 (ECRSH)

Rescheduled for May 27 - 28 2021, Lisbon

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Research Workshop 2020 with Prof. Harold G. Koenig, Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC (USA), and other international experts

Rescheduled for May 23 - 26 2021, Lisbon

More information will follow.

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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