[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Health Network will host a two-day conference in the United Kingdom in April next year to draw together the experience of churches engaged in health services and healing ministries.
AHN coordinator the Rev. Paul Holley commented, ‘In a changing health landscape, there are clear signs that churches are engaging afresh with the health sector.’
The conference program will consider the wide variety of health and healing initiatives offered by parishes, healing agencies and Christian hospitals. Speakers are drawn from the UK, Europe and the United States and will provide insight into new innovations in the field of faith and health.
The event will be shaped around three themes:
- Health, dying and human flourishing;
- The healing ministries of the church amongst individuals and communities;
- The church in the governance and delivery of health services.
It will take place at the National Motorcycle Museum near Birmingham International Airport April 24-25, 2013.
Holley announced July 20 that the registration system is now open. “We have put together a line up of speakers that will bring innovative thinking to the interplay between churches and health services,” he said. “We are delighted now to invite participants to join us for what will be a ground-breaking conference.”
The conference is co-hosted by Anglican Health Network and Parish Nursing Ministries UK, with sponsorship from the Guild of Health. Many of the key UK healing agencies have come together in order to plan the event:
- Burrswood Hospital, Kent
- Acorn Christian Healing Foundation
- St. Marylebone Healing and Counselling Centre
- Project for Spirituality, Theology & Health, University of Durham
- Holy Rood House Centre for Health and Pastoral Care
- Mind & Soul
For further information, visit the conference website or contact Paul Holley at firstname.lastname@example.org