In this fascinating discussion, the first of their two contributions to our podcast series (Re-)Shaping Europe, Jessica Jung and Nurenisa Reichling, will discuss their approaches to the complex relationship between the topics of mental health and religious practice. Their two respective viewpoints on the issue, underscored by their academic, religious and private engagements, yield an intriguing interplay that gives us some clarity on the how these two spheres intermingle with each other – in positive as well as in negative ways. Nurenisa Reichling is a recent graduate in languages and economics, and a Master’s student in Global Studies at the University of Graz. She has developed an interest in the intersection of Mental Health and Islam from personal encounters as well as through her volunteer work. Jessica Jung is currently studying for her Masters degree in Intercultural psychology at the University of Osnabrück. She has developed a long standing interest in the ways religion and spirituality shape the human psyche and how this essential part of life can be addressed in the context of psychotherapy.
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Speakers: Carleigh Garcia, Gil Shohat, Nurenisa Reichling, Jessica Jung; Audio-Edit: Gal Yaron Mayersohn; Music: Viktor Rosengrün; Editor: Gil Shohat; Project Leadership: Jo Frank, Johanna Korneli; “DialoguePerspectives | Podcast” is an initiative of the Leo Baeck Foundation. | © 2021 DialoguePerspectives | www.dialogueperspectives.org
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