Author Biographical Info

The Institute of Religion, now known as the Institute of Spirituality and Health, was founded in 1955 by members of the Houston medical and religious communities. The Institute established the first medical ethics center and one of the first hospital chaplaincy programs in the United States. The Institute conducts lectures on subjects related to medical ethics, healthcare, spirituality and well-being.


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Spirituality, Religion and medicine, Medical ethics, Pastoral care, Texas Medical Center, Houston (TX), Council of Churches of Greater Houston, New Horizons, On the Horizon, Institute of Religion (Houston, TX), newsletters, brochures, pamphlets, correspondence, newspaper clippings


The Institute of Religion records is .5 cubic foot and consists of 1 document box. It contains formation and scope documents, newsletters, correspondence, pamphlets and news clippings related to the early years of the Institue of Religion, now the Institute of Spirituality and Health. The materials are in good condition. See more at IC 016.


Source of original materials is unknown. Assumed to be creator. Dr. John Graham, President/CEO of the Institute 2010-2022, donated materials from his tenure on August 12, 2022. Future accruals are expected to this collection.



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