The Healing Initiative
Hellenic College / Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
This society is sponsored by the Institute of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion (IMPR), a non-profit institute established in 2002. The Institute facilitates interdisciplinary dialogue among psychologists, medical doctors, and religious and pastoral counselors through research, publications, and dialogue in workshops and focus groups. The group’s goal is to work towards the understanding of the whole person by addressing the interdependent methodologies of medicine, psychology, and religion. “The Healing Initiative” is a focused discussion group that convenes monthly, with members consisting of doctors, students, professors of various disciplines, and Greek Orthodox clergy. The group explores the practical relationships between physical, spiritual, and psychological health, and hopes to determine how holistic healing can be made manifest in a modern context. Quarterly events are also held to discuss controversial issues in science and religion. Matching funds are provided by the Lilly Endowment and Hellenic College.