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For students and early career psychologists
Div. 36 encourages the involvement of students and early career psychologists (ECPs) and provides many opportunities for those just getting started in the field.
Div. 36 statement decrying violence and aggression
The leadership of Div. 36 (the Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality) is keenly aware of the tragic history of violence related to religion and spirituality. People of faith have persecuted or terrorized others who believe differently (or not at all) whereas people of faith have, themselves, been persecuted or terrorized by other religious groups or by those who deny faith. Incidents of violence, intimidation and cruelty along these dimensions occur daily around the world though only a relatively few receive widespread or global attention. Thus, it is not possible, as a division, to thoroughly and fairly respond to these many incidents. Consequently, we are compelled to issue an absolute statement decrying all violence and aggression toward any person or group of people due to differences in views of religion and spirituality, including not believing in either. Consistent with our profession’s ethical principles and the widespread moral views of many faith traditions, we do condemn all acts that degrade and harm others due to their beliefs or lack thereof regarding religion and spirituality.
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