Spirituality in the 21st Century

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Welcome to the Spirituality in the 21st Century: At the Interface of Theory, Praxis and Pedagogy project home page. Contemporary engagement with spirituality encompasses a wide range of interests. This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues of spirituality in regard to theory, praxis and pedagogy. Comparable and contrasting perspectives are sought from people engaged in the fields of Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation, Business, Counseling, Ecology, Education, the Healing Arts, History, Management, Mass/Organizational/Speech Communication, Medicine, Nursing, Performance Arts and Studies, Philosophy, Psychiatry, Psychology, Reconciliation/Refugee/Resettlement Project and Social Work. These disciplines are indicative only, as involvement is welcomed from any area, profession and/or vocation in which Spirituality plays a part.

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Among the core themes to be explored are:

  • Conceptualizations of Spirituality
  • History(ies) of Spirituality
  • Interpreting elements and examples of Spirituality
  • The Liminal elements and facets of Spirituality
  • Research methods for Spiritual Work
  • Social and cultural aspects of Spirituality
  • Spirituality and Children
  • Spirituality Compassion and Reconciliation
  • Spirituality and Cultural Identity
  • Spirituality and Healing
  • Spirituality in Medicine and/or Nursing
  • Spirituality as Therapy
  • Spirituality in Literature
  • Spirituality in Art, Dance and/or Music
  • Spirituality in Television and Film
  • Spirituality in the Age of the Internet
  • Spirituality and Communication
  • Spirituality and the Environment
  • Spirituality in Hospice Care
  • 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

Related themes will also be identified for development and exploration. Out of our deliberations it is anticipated that a series of related cross context research projects will develop.