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My mental health and spirituality: Science and faith

20 September @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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This exciting new project ‘Science and Faith in the Second City’ will include a series of Christian apologetics talks for Birmingham in early 2022. 

The project is designed to equip the church in its evangelism and discipleship by showing how science and the Christian faith work well together.

Join us as we have Reverend Professor John Swinton from the University of Aberdeen coming to speak on ‘My mental health and spirituality’.

John Swinton is a registered mental health nurse and professor of divinity and religious studies at the University of Aberdeen. He worked as a nurse for sixteen years initially within the field of mental health and latterly within the area of learning disabilities. He also worked for a number of years as a hospital chaplain, latterly as a community mental health chaplain. It was whilst working in these fields that he began to gain a passion for developing modes of care that are genuinely person centred and which take seriously the significance of theology, spirituality and religion within the processes of healing and community building. He is also an ordained minister of the Church of Scotland. At Aberdeen he teaches, what is probably a unique interdisciplinary course on spirituality and health that involves nursing students, medical students and students from the Arts and Theology.

More details will follow shortly.


20 September
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm