About Faith & Healing

Mercy College of Health Sciences Faith & Healing Speaker Series, is an award-winning educational program designed to address these important topics, promote discussion with members of the healthcare, health policy and wellness communities in Iowa, and instill a love for learning.

The Series will encompass the topics of faith, healing, and wellness from different perspectives while highlighting Catholic theology and practice. Despite strong evidence that religious faith, regardless of faith tradition, often informs clinicians’ practices and that many patients’ experiences of illness are mediated by faith, the relationship between faith and healing is understudied. Organizers hope that the dialogue produced by this series helps to fill this gap about the critical issues related to these topics.

The Series -- which was recognized in May 2015 by the Iowa Healthcare Educators, a membership group of the Iowa Hospital Association with the IHE Institutional Award -- is intended to address one of the College’s core values: knowledge; which has been defined as “instilling in our College Community a thirst to continually study, investigate, observe, and experience the world all-around for facts and ideas that can improve the health and well-being of humankind and create a love for learning.”

The Mercy College Faith & Healing Speaker Series lectures and group discussions are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served prior to the start of each session. Advanced registration is requested and can be completed by using the button to the right.