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The Spirituality Mind Body Institute presents the Spirituality in Education Conference, October 27 & 28, 2016, at Magnificat High School in Rocky River, Ohio. The conference brings together educators, researchers and policy makers on innovative practices to support spiritual development within the educational community. To register, please click here.


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Lisa Miller, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Education, Director of the Clinical Psychology Program at Columbia University’s Teachers College, and founder and Executive Director of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute. Professor Miller’s research has been published in journals including JAMA-Psychiatry, American Journal of Psychiatry, and the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. She is the author of “The Spiritual Child,” which contains over fifteen years of research on the impact of religion and spirituality.


DAY 1: Thursday, October 27, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

Essential Question: How does attending to students’ spiritual development lead to a more inclusive, holistic educational experience?
Includes: Presenters, Workshops, Keynote Speaker

Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, high school teacher, religious education director, author, inter- national speaker and founder of Survive, began her prison ministry in 1981 after visiting a prisoner with whom she had corresponded. She turned her experiences into the book, Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty, which was developed into a major motion picture in 1996.Screen Shot 2016-06-21 at 1.18.53 PM The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions, 2004, tells the story of two men, Dobie Gillis Williams and Joseph O’Dell whom she accompanied to their executions while convinced of their innocence. Founder of Survive, she continues to counsel not only inmates on death row, but also the families of murder victims.

DAY 2: Friday, October 28, 8 a.m.– 3 p.m.

Essential Question: What emerging spiritual practices exist in research and education to support balance, wellness, and meaning in our schools and beyond?
Includes: Presenters, Workshops, Closing Activities

Stephen G. Post, Ph.D., is a researcher and public speaker on how helping others benefits those who give, how empathic care contributes to patient outcomes and professional well-being, how youth who follow the Golden Rule live happier and more resilient lives, how caregivers find meaning and hope in caring for the deeply forgetful, and how positive psychology and spirituality enhance health. Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life by the Simple Act of Giving (with Jill Neimark) (2007) and The Hidden Gifts of Helping (2011) He is the primary author of over 200 articles and eight scholarly books on generosity and compassionate care and writings included in Best American Spiritual Writing (2005).



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