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3rd Global Conference Spirituality in the 21st Century
Thursday 7th March – Saturday 9th March 2013
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
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 12th October 2012. 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 18th January 2013. 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 f) up to 10 key words
E-mails should be entitled: S21-3 Abstract Submission.

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.

Organising Chairs
John L. Hochheimer: Hoch@siu.edu
Rob Fisher: s21-3@inter-disciplinary.net
The conference is part of the Ethos 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.on.
For further details of the conference, please visit: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/ethos/spirituality-in-the-21st-century/call-for-papers/
Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.

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