Spiritual Fitness and Community Welfare

  • Latifa Belfakir Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah University, Morocco
Keywords: Resilience, Spirituality, Spiritual Fitness, COVID-19 pandemic, Spiritual coping.

Abstract

Spiritual fitness has become a hot subject since the outbreak of COVID-10. The World Health Organization, in 1948, defined health as “ not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. … it is a complete state of physical, mental and social well being.” Later on the spiritual dimension was added ensuring that health stems from an amalgam of bodily, mental, social wellbeing in addition to spiritual fitness. The belief that spirituality may help people attain meaning through experiencing humanity in all aspects of life has in the last decade moved to academia and excited many researchers. Thus, in social sciences, like leadership studies, researchers have recognized the importance of individual spirituality (spiritual fitness) and how it could be achieved through a comprehensive and balanced life individually and in communities. In this sense, contemporary research has in a thought-provoking way suggested that the spiritual domain should be seen as an integral element of societal development. 

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Published
2020-09-24
How to Cite
Latifa Belfakir. (2020). Spiritual Fitness and Community Welfare. International Journal of Research in Social Science and Humanities (IJRSS) ISSN: 2582-6220, 1(4), 15-22. https://doi.org/10.47505/IJRSS.2020.9138