CFP Deadline: Oct. 12, Conference: Spirituality in the 21st Century, Portugal

September 11, 2012 7:00 amtoOctober 11, 2012 10:00 pm

Abstracts and proposals are invited by October 12, 2012, for the 3rd Global Conference: Spirituality in the 21st Century, Thursday 7th March – Saturday 9th March 2013 to be held in Lisbon, Portugal.

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 management, medicine, and many other fields.

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to expand the range of ideas, fields, and locales of Spiritual work for the 3rd Global Conference. Perspectives are sought from those engaged in the fields of Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation, Business, Counseling, Ecology, Education, Healing, History, Management, Mass/Organisational/Speech Communication, Medicine, Nursing, Performance Studies, Philosophy, Psychiatry, Psychology, Reconciliation/Refugee/Resettlement Projects, Social Work, and Theatre. These disciplines are indicative only, as papers are welcomed from any area, profession and/or vocation in which Spirituality plays a part.

Presentations, papers, performances, reports, works-in-progress and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes:

  • Conceptualizations of Spirituality
  • Social and/or Cultural Aspects of Spirituality
  • History(ies) of Spirituality
  • Interpreting elements and examples of Spirituality
  • The Liminal elements and facets of Spirituality
  • Research and/or Pedagogical Approaches to Spiritual Work
  • Social and cultural aspects of Spirituality
  • Spirituality and Children
  • Spirituality in Education, Curriculum Development and/or Pedagogy
  • Spirituality Compassion and Reconciliation
  • Spirituality and Cultural Identity
  • Spirituality and Healing
  • Spirituality and Addiction, Health Care, Medicine, and/or Nursing
  • Spirituality in Counseling, Healing, Hospice Care, Psychology, Psychiatry, Social Work, Therapy and/or Wellbeing
  • Spiritual and Ecological Maintenance of Health and Life of Human Beings
  • Spirituality as Therapy
  • Development of Personality as a Process of Spirit Creation
  • Cultural Expressions of Spirituality via Art, Dance, Film, The Internet, Literature, Music, Radio, Television and/or Theatre
  • Spirituality and Communication
  • Spirituality and the Environment
  • Spirituality in Business and/or Management
  • Spirituality and Gaia
  • Teaching Spirituality
  • Theology and Spirituality – use and/or abuse
  • Teleology and Spirituality
  • Comparisons and/or Contrasts between Spiritual Theory, Praxis and Pedagogy

More details on the mechanics of submission and the conference are available at the website of the organizers.

For further details of the conference, please visit: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/ethos/spirituality-in-the-21st-century/call-for-papers/

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