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Earlier this year, the Center for the Study of World Religions at the Harvard Divinity School announced the Religion, Health and Healing initiative. In addition to involving a broad international component, the initiative will explore spiritual healing in the Catholic, Jewish, Episcopalian, Hindu, Korean, and Christian Science communities in Boston.

An article by Susan Sered explains, "Growing awareness of the failure of biomedicine to cure many of the chronic diseases of our time has stimulated quests for other, more spiritually attuned, sorts of responses and solutions to emotional and physical suffering. Simultaneously, rapidly growing immigrant and refugee populations throughout the world have pushed to the forefront a new awareness of the diversity of ways in which illness and healing are understood and approached cross-culturally."

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