Science and faith part 6 kiwiconnexion practical theology
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David B: Okay, thank you for that. Just a
very brief overview of what practices go on in terms of religion and spirituality.
David L: Yeah, so this one – the meditation here is for spiritual purposes, whereas meditation
in the first slide was for stress-reduction. So there’s a bit of a difference. These are
the practices that the survey respondents said they went in for once or more a month,
so it’s a consolidated figure from the data. So you see that meditation in the UK is nearly
up to 20 per cent. So that’s really quite high, and it’s not insignificant in France
and Germany either. I was surprised to find that prayer was higher
than meditation in each country – sometimes significantly more, and that the higher church-going
in Germany didn’t mean that Germany was significantly more – the Germany survey people weren’t significantly
more use of prayer than the UK. So I think it’s a high figure for the UK for prayer.
Then spiritually-based exercise – so this would be Tai Chi or Yoga or something like
that – pretty equivalent in the UK and France, but higher in Germany; again I would correlate
this probably with the higher emphasis on natural health in Germany than in the other
countries. David B: Yeah that’s a very interesting point.
When we went through the survey, we didn’t pick that up at all. So thank you for that.