Religion, Faith & Culture

Rituals and Celebrations

Chapter 7 IOM Manual.  

This chapter of the larger manual focuses on how rituals and celebrations that are celebrated within communities have a healing effect, allowing people to integrate their recent experiences into a larger cultural narrative.  As such, they are helpful to community based psychosocial programs.  These rituals and celebrations are not performed by the CBPS program, but by the community members themselves with the support of the CBPS program as a means of helping to reestablish the integrity of the community and its ability to care for its people.

Find information on the Faith-Sensitive Guideline and Faith-Based Actors