The 5th International Conference on Ageing and Spirituality is to be held in the UK from July 7th to July 10th 2013.
Co-sponsors MHA write: “The planned Conference continues a series of international Conferences which began in Canberra in 2000. All have explored aspects of Ageing and Spirituality…The 2013 Conference will explore Resilience and Creativity and their role in supporting the spiritual lives of older people.”
The organisers are hoping “to attract both those with an academic interest and expertise in the area from around the world, as well as those from the UK with more practical experience through involvement in the care industry or as informal carers.” They also intend to involve older people themselves within the programme.
They say “the conference will be of interest to those coming from a faith based approach and those approaching spirituality from a secular one.”
Among the “mixture of keynote speakers, workshops and papers will be offered as well as social events” will be the following luminaries:
Phil Hanlon | Elizabeth MacKinlay | Susan H. McFadden, Ph.D. | Baroness Neuberger DBE | Professor John Swinton | John Killick & Claire Craig.
Here is the Programme to date.
There is still a call for abstracts for the parallel sessions and workshop ideas.
You can book here!
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