THE IMPACT OF RELIGION ON WELFARE, HEALTH, AND WELLBEING
This session focuses on the role of religion in welfare, health and wellbeing both for individuals and in the organisation of social and healthcare.
This session focuses on the role of religion in welfare, health and wellbeing both for individuals and in the organisation of social and healthcare. European welfare models are under increasing strain, due to social and religious shifts. This session will address the impact of and on religion in the welfare model in terms of physical care, financial provision, and public responsibility for welfare, but also the relevant value basis and changes in the broader social contract. Papers are invited that address these themes including, but not restricted to: the role of FBOs as actors in the welfare sphere, the individual’s relation to the welfare state, how values are negotiated, and the role of religion understood in relation to welfare agents. Other questions are how these issues are dealt with in legislation and by individuals in relation to new understandings of family-based responsibilities and how existential issues and religious affiliation are handled in relation to secular healthcare services.
MARTHA MIDDLEMISS LE MON
Uppsala University, Sweden