2nd Global Conference,Spirituality in the 21st Century: At the Interface of Theory, Praxis and Pedag (SP21-2)

Venue: Michna Palace

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Event Date/Time: Mar 21, 2012 End Date/Time: Mar 24, 2012
Registration Date: Sep 30, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 30, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Jan 27, 2012
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2nd Global Conference
Spirituality in the 21st Century: At the Interface of Theory, Praxis and Pedagogy

21st March - 24th March 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:
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 examine and explore issues surrounding spirituality in regard to theory, praxis and pedagogy. Our first Conference, held in March 2011, was highly successful, with more than 50 presenters from greater than 25 countries around the world participating.

We seek to expand the range of ideas, fields, and locales of Spiritual work for the 2nd Global Conference. Perspectives are sought from those engaged in the fields of Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation, Business, Counseling, Ecology, Education, Healing, History, Management, Mass/Organizational/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.

Papers, 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

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

300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 30th September 2010. 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 27th January 2012. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, 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

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a 8-10 page full draft paper should be submitted to both Organising Chairs by Monday 27th January 2011.

Organising Chairs

John L. Hochheimer
College of Mass Communication and Media Arts
1100 Lincoln Drive, Mail Code 6609
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL. 62901 USA
E-mail: Hoch@siu.edu

Rob Fisher
Network Founder and Leader,
Freeland, Oxfordshire, OX29 8HR
E-mail: s21-2@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the ‘At the Interface’ programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.

All papers accepted for and presented at this conference will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers maybe invited for development for publication in a themed hard copy volume(s).

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