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ProSocial Spirituality

Kate Sheehan Roach, Director of ProSocial Spirituality sees "the reunification of science and spirituality as one of the hallmarks of human evolution."

ProSocial spirituality builds on a "convergence demonstrated in the work of 20th-century outliers like Albert Einstein, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Jane Goodall, Thomas Berry, and other polymaths,"

Evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson, co-founder and President of ProSocial World, helped pioneer the study of religion from an evolutionary perspective with his 2002 book Darwin’s Cathedral: Evolution, Religion, and the Nature of Society. Wilson describes himself as an atheist but says "Science and Religion Need Not Be At War" and he sees his 2019 book This View of Life: Completing the Darwinian Revolution, as an update of Piere Teilhard de Chardin's The Phenomenon of Man,

ProSocial Spirituality explicitly merges the work of Elinor Ostrom and Wayne Teasdale as they ascribe to the Nine Elements of Universal Spirituality (above).

ProSocial Spirituality focuses on behaviors rather than beliefs or dogmas They define prosocial behavior as "any action that benefits another person or group of people. It is behavior that promotes the welfare of all" - the opposite of anti-social.

ProSocial World offers a ten-session Spirituality Active Group Engagement (P-SAGE) program at no charge to participants as part of a ProSocial World research initiative.

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