CFP Deadline: Oct 11, 4th Global Conference, “Spirituality in the 21st Century,” Czech Republic

The 4th Global Conference on “Spirituality in the 21st Century,” will be held 18th March – Thursday 20th March 2014, Prague, Czech Republic.

Call for Presentations:
The contemporary study of spirituality encompasses a wide range of interests. These have come not only from the more traditional areas of religious scholarship—Theology, Philosophy of Religion, History of Religion, Comparative Religion, Mysticism—but also more recently from such diverse fields as Management, Medicine, Business, Counseling, Ecology, Communication, Performance Studies and Education – among many others.

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference invites a broad range of scholars and practitioners who seek to challenge disciplinary silos by exploring the spiritual foundations upon which their fields of inquiry stand. Papers and/or presentations are welcomed from any academic, professional and/or vocational area in which Spirituality plays a part.

Papers, performances, presentations, reports, works-in-progress and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes:
-Conceptualisations of Spirituality
-Interpreting Elements and Examples of Spirituality
-Cultural Expressions of Spirituality via Art, Dance, Film, The Internet, Literature, Music, Radio, Television and/or Theatre
-Spirituality and Communication
-The Liminal Elements and Facets of Spirituality
-Spirituality and Cultural Identity
-Research and/or Pedagogical Approaches to Spiritual Work
-Childhood Spirituality
-Teaching Spirituality
-Spirituality and Healing
-Spirituality Compassion and Reconciliation
-Spirituality and Addiction, Health Care, Medicine, and/or Nursing
-Spirituality in Counseling, Hospice Care, Psychology, Psychiatry, Social Work, Therapy and/or Wellbeing
-Spiritual Pilgrimages
-Spiritual and Ecological Maintenance of Health and Life of Human Beings
-Development of Personality as a Process of Spirit Creation
-Spirituality and the Environment
-Spirituality and Gaia
-Spirituality in Business and/or Management

The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. Presentations, Papers and performances will be considered on any related theme.

What to Send

300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 11th October 2013. All submissions are minimally double blind peer reviewed where appropriate. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 17th January 2014. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:
a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract f) up to 10 key words E-mails should be entitled: S21-4 Abstract Submission.

For further details of the conference, please visit the website.

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