Journal Article 傾聴する仏教

櫻井, 義秀  ,  サクライ, ヨシヒデ  ,  Sakurai, Yoshihide

5 ( 1 )  , pp.29 - 53 , 2015-04 , 「宗教と社会貢献」研究会 , シュウキョウ ト シャカイ コウケン ケンキュウカイ
This paper considers social exclusion in modern society through the lens of child poverty, arguing that exclusion should be addressed through provision of mental support as well as livelihood security. In particular, the practice of active listening, which aims to respond to modern people’s needs for recognition and self-esteem, is examined. The case studies considered here show that self-recognition and recognition by others are important elements of care. Moreover, clinical religion guided by religious scholars and Buddhist monks should not be limited to unidirectional active listening between care-givers and care receivers, but should be the basis for constructing reciprocal relations in community. This point is illustrated through the case of a Buddhist priest in Fujisato-cho, Akita prefecture, who became the key person in creating collaboration between the local administration and social welfare providers.

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