Cross-Cultural Measurement of Flourishing Across Disciplines
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August 22 / 2022
- August 21 / 2023
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North America
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Byron Johnson
Institution Baylor University

Matthew Lee
Institution Baylor University

The Global Flourishing Study, funded in part by TWCF, is one of the most significant studies of global flourishing underway at present. Led by Byron Johnson and Matthew T. Lee at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion, insights from this research, including its commitment to an open-science process, will provide an exciting launchpad for the creation of a bold new community of practice. This cohesive community will connect researchers, funders, and innovators, including from the Global South, for the purpose of co-creating breakthrough developments in the field of global flourishing through ongoing collaboration and skillful attention to relationship-building.

The primary output of this workshop in the Bahamas, to take place during our First Annual Global Scientific Conference on Human Flourishing, is the creation of a durable community of practice that will work together on scholarly books and articles, public talks, op-eds,white papers, policy recommendations, and other creative works. The project will also create a document, and videos for a documentary, describing how the process itself has deepened intersubjective understanding of flourishing across diverse cultures and highlighted areas of genuine, rather than merely verbal, disagreement.

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