Kia ora koutou,
I’ve just been to the Sea of Faith (http://www.sof.org.nz/) conference in Dunedin; great organisation and group of people. Fascinating approach: they have a speaker then small group discussions. I did a talk about spirituality in healthcare – an update on where I see the field coming from and moving to. One of the conference highlights was the final panel session – with Prof Sir Lloyd Geering, and three of us other key note speakers. What a privilege to be on stage with our New Zealand treasure! I highly recommend the Sea of Faith.
Of note, in terms of ‘hot of the press’ is the MidCentral District Health Board. Led by healthcare chaplain Sande Ramage, the DHB are setting up what I understand as the NZ’s first “Spiritual Care Advisory Group”. This is an excellent initiative!