March 26, 2016 -- The Global Medical Research Institute, Inc., is pleased to support the launch of a new academic society, the Society for Research in Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing (SRPCH, www.srpch.org). The new society provides a forum for scientists, scholars, and medical professionals to pursue research on Pentecostal and Charismatic healing practices. There are a number of existing academic and professional societies focused on medical research, and there are a number of academic societies focused on sociological and theological aspects of Pentecostal and Charismatic culture and practice. SRPCH provides a new forum for those researchers interested in the intersection of medical research and Pentecostal and Charismatic practices. SRPCH is dedicated to rigorous scholarly and biomedical research on spiritual healing experiences and phenomenology. The society's mission is threefold:
1. Advance the understanding of Pentecostal and Charismatic spiritual healing practices, focusing on the biomedical and clinical effects of the practices, and how they correlate with individual experiences and spiritual meanings of healing experiences.
2. Support scholarly exchange, professional development, and educational activities for medical and academic professionals interested in the biomedical and clinical effects of Pentecostal and Charismatic healing practices.
3. Provide public information and general education regarding the nature and biomedical and clinical effects of Pentecostal and Charismatic healing practices.
Scientists, academics, and medical professionals interested in the intersection of medical research and Pentecostal and Charismatic healing practices and phenomenology are encouraged to join the society -- www.srpch.org