I believe that deep-rooted conflicts create wounds that require healing on a spiritual plane. As we look around the conflict-ridden world in which we live, the importance of spiritual care seems plain for all to see – yet in Western societies we often overlook the spiritual realm. The IASC brings together academics and practitioners from around the world to pool our resources and learn from each other.

Dr. iur. Sarah Bernstein, Director of the Jerusalem Center for Jewish-Christian Relations (JCJCR)

I am a founding member of IASC because today’s increasingly mobile and interconnected world demands that caregivers from a wide spectrum of professions gain competency an interdisciplinary, intercultural and interreligious care.  IASC fills a unique role in providing a forum for serious, academic study of theologies and belief systems across faith traditions in the service of care for suffering that integrates spirituality and attends to issues of “ultimate concern” – mind, body, and spirit together.

Prof. Dr. Pamela Cooper–White, Union Theological Seminary, New York