Religion and spirituality are emotive areas where unnecessary polarisation is all too common. Professional training courses for human services practitioners have tended to neglect these areas. Bernard Moss's skilful and sensitive book redresses the balance on both scores, and - as Neil Thompson writes in his foreword - "deserves to become a classic." Religion and Spirituality's starting point is a celebration of diversity and the need to treat others with dignity and respect, especially when views differ widely. It builds on the increasing recognition in various fields of people's religious and spiritual needs and explains why the issues should be taken seriously. Bernard Moss's cogent and accessible exposition will convince any human services professional that ignoring these issues is no longer an option, for social, cultural and legal reasons. This is what one of the world's leading authorities in the field of spirituality and social care says of this important book: "Bernard Moss is one of the few authors I know who can explain concepts so thoroughly, carefully and logically. He presents a huge amount of complex information in a way that readers can easily grasp, and then apply it to their professional and personal situations. It is as if he is talking personally to them and answering the questions they are just beginning to formulate in their minds." Leola Furman, Professor Emeritus, University of North Dakota. Co-author of Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practice: the heart of helping.