Nowadays, involvement in spiritual care in public institutions or chaplaincy is one of the highly current topics connected with activities of religious communities. Spiritual care is the spiritual assistance provided by religious communities and their members to the benefit of the military, police, prison system, health care and social services, education, fire brigades, victims of crime and disasters, asylum seekers and other areas.
The monograph “Spiritual Care in Public Institutions in Europe” focuses on these topics in detail. It is written by leading experts in the field of religion law from several member states of the European Union and from Switzerland. The book is organized in a well-arranged way according to a unified system and offers the general public orientation in the important and constantly developing area of activity of religious communities in the public sphere. It is published as part of the prestigious publication series „Kirche und Recht – Beihefte“.