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IACS Conference 2016

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the 15th International Conference on Children's Spirituality - Spirituality and the whole child: interdisciplinary approaches which will be hosted by Dr Kate Adams at Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, UK.

It will run from Tuesday 26 July Friday 29 July 2016. We welcome abstracts for a range of papers, presentations and workshops on the conference theme, and on childrens spirituality more widely.

Our international key note speakers will be:

Please join us for a thought-provoking and stimulating conference, set in the heart of the beautiful, historic city of Lincoln.

For more details see

Download the call for papers here.

On Saturday 4th October, IACS hosted a day event for UK members and other professionals interested in children's and young people's spirituality. 35 delegates attended the event, held at Woodbrooke Study centre in Birmingham. The event was well received and it provided a great opportunity for networking and learning together. A selection of photos can be found in the member's area.

A personal reflection on the day can be read here.

The 14th International Conference on Children's Spirituality was held in Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela between 7th and 11th of July 2014. The theme was: 'Our children need peace: the role of the arts, ecology and social networks in children's spirituality'. A small number of scholars and practitioners (including a number of children) took part in a week of papers, workshops and discussion on topics of spirituality, digital culture and the arts.

For the sake of Children: hidden forms of power in caring for children's spirituality.

This conference was held in Leuven, Belgium between 10th and 13th July 2013. It was hosted by Professor Annemie Dillen and explored the complex relation between care and issues of power in situations where children's spirituality is at stake.

This conference was held at East Anglia University in Norwich, U.K. between 1st and 5th July 2012. The theme was 'Spirituality and Physicality: Crossing Thresholds' and was inspired by the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Photographs, videos and slideshow presentations from the conference are now available from the member's area.

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The Politics of Children's Spirituality

The 11th International conference on Children's Spirituality was held between 1st and 5th August in Richmond, Virginia, USA.

Photos and videos from the conference are now available from the member's area.

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At the AGM, the constitution was ratified and a copy can be found in the members area.

It was also proposed and agreed that the association should now be known as the 'International Association for Children's Spirituality' and any correspondence from now on will bear this name.

This conference took place at the The Hong Kong Institute of Education (Tai Po Campus) between 19th -23rd July 2010.The theme was Spirituality and Resilience.

Conference information as well as photo albums and and a short media clip of events are available in the member's area.

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