16 January 2021
Dear fellows and attendees
In the last 16 years, the connection between Medicine and Spirituality has been discussed in several international Congresses and meetings both in Europe and the Americas. These meetings were important attempts to reconnect Spirituality and Health after the gap partly imposed by unfortunate political offences committed on behalf of certain religions, resulting in a distancing of scientists and health professionals during the 19th and 20th centuries.
The success of our six previous congresses held in London-UK encouraged us to organize the British Spiritist Medical Association (BSMA). Like nine other countries where these associations are already operating, the UK can now count on our Association (we are doctors, nurses, psychologists, counsellors, and medical anthropologists). Our starting point is knowledge of French educator Allan Kardec’s philosophy books. We are confident that in the near future, your presence at future Health and Spirituality meetings will greatly contribute to the advancement of the psychic, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing of a human being.
One of the goals of BSMA is to meet growing global interest among health professionals, who want to explore possibilities of treating patients using holistic concepts derived from the spiritualist view that body, mind, and soul are integral components of any human being.
Our first congress held in London in June 2007 was attended by 428 participants, of whom only 7 were doctors and health professionals. The second congress in November 2009 was attended by 150 health professionals, including doctors, nurses, and therapists. And each year the attendance of medical staff increases.
We look forward to your presence at our British Congress of Medicine and Spirituality.