Research continues to show that religious people tend to live longer and healthier lives and are more emotionally and physically resilient. Religions and spiritual traditions offer whole tool-kits regarding creating and sustaining meaningful and balanced lives. Through this website we aim to share these insights flowing from the world’s wisdom traditions with the public.
The Sacred in Exile addresses the fact that, for the first time in history, a large segment of the population in the western world is living without any form of religious belief. The authors examine what has been lost from the point of view of sociology, psychology, and philosophy of religion. The book sits at the nexus of a number of important debates including: the role of religion in public life, the connection between religion and physical and psychological well-being, and the implications of the loss of ritual in terms of maintaining communities.