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My colleagues and I often care for patients suffering from hallucinations, prophesying, and claiming to speak with God, among other symptoms—in mental health care, it’s sometimes very difficult to tell apart religious belief from mental illness…. Our conclusions frequently stem from the behaviors we see before us. Take an example of a man who walks into an emergency department, mumbling incoherently. He says he’s hearing voices in his head, but insists there’s nothing wrong with him. He hasn’t used any drugs or alcohol. If he were to be evaluated by mental health professionals, there’s a good chance he might be diagnosed with a psychotic disorder like schizophrenia. But what if that same man were deeply religious? What if his incomprehensible language was speaking in tongues?

Nathaniel P.Morris
Scientific American
9 April 2010

Announcement: Good governance in Land Tenure Conference

Good Governance Project

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Faculty of Law, NWU (Potchefstroom) cordially invite all interested parties from the judiciary, government departments, private practice, non-governmental organisations and academic institutions to a two-day colloquium on: Good governance in land tenure 22 and 23 April 2010

Venue: Faculty of Law, North-west University, Potchefstroom

The programme will, inter alia, focus on: • International perspectives on the meaning of good governance in land tenure • Good governance in land restitution, including pre- and post-settlement support • Good governance in land redistribution, including pre- and post-settlement support • Good governance in the reform of communal land tenure and land registration • Good governance in land planning

Reservations for attendance should be made no later than Monday 7 April 2010

THE PROJECT IS SPONSORED BY THE KONRAD-ADENAUER STIFTUNG

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