Call for papers

This conference is taking a progressive approach to contributions, seeking input from chaplaincy practitioners in higher education as well as from those researching and writing about chaplaincy and religion in education.

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Read through the information below to get an idea of what we are looking for and how you might be able to participate.


How could I contribute?

There is plenty of space within the conference programme for chaplaincy staff to present details of their own practice. We are inviting you to offer a contribution in one of the following ways:

  • Poster: prepare a poster to exhibit and discuss
  • Ignite: give a 5-minute talk with up to 20 slides
  • Campfire: present for 10-15 minutes and then facilitate discussions for a further 15 minutes
  • Reading group: nominate a reading (article, report, book) as stimulus for a group discussion
  • Walkshop: laminated cards questions are given out and people are encouraged to walk and talk around given topics
  • Workshop: of varying lengths and styles
  • Alternatives: if you have an idea for a session not represented here, then please suggest

What themes can I present on?

We have three key themes:

  • Liberty
  • Legacy
  • Leadership

We also have four sub-themes:

  • Chaplaincy and extremism
  • Chaplaincy and empowerment
  • Chaplaincy and research
  • Chaplaincy and spirituality and well-being

The themes and the sub-themes overlap, so rather than choosing just one you might identify which themes and/or sub-themes relate to the idea you want to explore.

It is worth noting that the four sub-themes will be explored in greater depth at the pre-conference. If you would like to make a more substantial contribution to one of the sub-themes then please consider registering for the pre-conference to offer a session then. 

Please complete the form below to identify what idea, concept, experience, research, practice or story you want to share at the conference. If you have a second and even a third idea then there is space to identify those here too. All your proposals will be peer-reviewed by suitably qualified chaplaincy practitioners and researchers. 

Submit a proposal

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