GWI’s PositivelyWell campaign interviews leaders on “Wellness in the Age of COVID-19.” The latest Q&A is with Martin Palmer, a brilliant thinker on the role of faith in human culture and co-founder with Prince Philip of Faithinvest, an organization that helps faiths worldwide develop environmental project investments. Most of the ink spilled on “wellness in the Coronavirus era” has been on fitness and wellness classes moving online. The role of faith and spirituality in the wellness world generally, and its specific role in this time of suffering, has gotten short shrift.
Palmer discusses: What is the most important thing that will emerge from this crisis? How might concepts of faith and spirituality evolve post-virus? Why is formal religion declining as spirituality rises? Is the wellness movement a new kind of “faith”?