Spiritual care offers support in crisis situations. A spiritual counselor is someone who provides professional guidance, help and advice with questions about meaning and philosophy.
Gaby Jacobs: ‘Existential care is in full swing. In 2017, for the first time, a majority of the Dutch population aged 15 years or older did not consider themselves to belong to a religious group. However, being non-religious does not mean that people do not have a deep-seated desire for a meaningful life, or that they do not struggle with existential questions. In fact, interest in these kinds of questions has been increasing recently.’
The inaugural lectures appear in print and as an interactive PDF.
Read more about the inaugural lecture (in Dutch).
View the inaugural lecture as a PDF (in Dutch).