Is Prayer Good For Your Health?
Recorded on September 15, 2003
The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
Rereshments will begin at 9:00 am.
Intriguing research being conducted at some of the nation's top
universities suggests that prayer and religious faith are connected
to recovery from illness and better health. Dozens of studies
indicating such a relationship could have important implications
for medical practice, health care costs and public policy -
including faith-based approaches to health and social problems. But
some researchers question the methodology and assumptions used in
these studies and caution against misinterpreting the
The Heritage Foundation's Center on Religion and Civil Society
invites you to a discussion on this research, at which a panel of
leading researchers - both proponents and skeptics - will describe
the research and debate its implications for health care and for