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Religions Webinar | Perceived Changes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

20 Jan 2022, 13:00 (CET)

Covid-19, Perceived Changes, Spirituality, Relationships, Wellbeing, Coping, Burden, Culture
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Welcome from the Chair

2nd Religions Webinar

Perceived Changes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has had strong impacts as a continuous critical life event on everyday life and culture all over the world. People have been continuously challenged to cope with the changes provoked by the pandemic and measures of the governments and medical authorities. This webinar brings together international researchers who explore the challenges and coping of people of various cultures and religions with regard to the perceived changes in their well-being and spiritual practices as well as mental health.

Date: 20 January 2022

Time: 1:00 pm CET | 7:00 am EST | 8:00 pm CST Asia

Webinar ID: 819 2056 5523

Webinar Secretariat:


Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

He is a Catholic diocesan priest sand professor at the Faculty of Theology at Freiburg University. His field of research and teaching is Caritas Science and Christian Social Work. He is further a trained psychologist and psychological psychotherapist in private clinical practice, in addition to continuous pastoral ministry in parishes and jail, and serving on various scientific and advisory boards. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Religions.

Invited Speakers

Witten/Herdecke University, Herdecke, Germany

He is a medical doctor and professor for quality of life, spirituality and coping at the Witten/Herdecke University and has been associated as a research professor at IUNCTUS - Competence Center for Christian Spirituality at the Philosophical-Theological University of Münster since 2016. He is co-editor of the German Journal for Oncology, on the Editorial Board of the journal Spiritual Care and Journal for the Study of Spirituality, and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Religions.

Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

She is a professor of nursing at Cancer Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Her main research field is scale development, palliative care, and spirituality in the context of cancer. She is associate editor of International Journal of Cancer Management.

Hadassah Medical Center, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

He is a Professor in Public Health Dentistry with experience in community oral health promotion programs and clinical studies. Prof. Vered graduated his DMD in 1992, his MPH in 1999 and his specialty in public health dentistry in 2001. He was appointed as Head of the Department of Community Dentistry in 2019. Prof. Vered’s central areas of research activity have concentrated on psychosocial determinants of oral health, immigrant populations, preventive dentistry and oral health promotion, and clinical research of oral hygiene aids.

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Time in CET

Prof. Dr. Klaus Baumann

Chair Introduction

1:00 – 1:10 pm

Prof. Dr. Arndt Büssing

Perceived changes of attitudes and behaviors during the pandemic and their association with indicators of wellbeing, stressors and spirituality

1:10 – 1:30 pm

Prof. Dr. Maryam Rassouli

Perceived changes of attitudes and behaviors in Iranian people

1:30 – 1:50 pm

Prof. Dr. Yuval Vered

Perceived changes of attitudes and behaviors in people from Israel

1:50 – 2:10 pm

Q&A Session

2:10 – 2:40 pm

Chair Prof. Dr. Klaus Baumann

Summing up and Closing of Webinar

2:40 – 2:45 pm

Relevant SIs

Religion and Public Health Threats in the 21st Century
Guest Editor: Dr. Magdalena Szaflarski
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 April 2022

Spirituality and Existential Issues in Healthcare for People with Life-Limiting Conditions
Guest Editors: Dr. Suvi-Maria Saarelainen & Prof. Dr. Nigel King
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 June 2022

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