Welcome

I would like to invite you to the 8th International Conference on Ageing and Spirituality to be held in Canberra 27-30 October 2019.

The theme of the conference is 'Changing cultures of Ageing and Spirituality.' We have invited international and local speakers to address this theme with pre-conference workshops and 3 days of conference.

Professor Bruce A. Stevens

Director of CAPS (Colloquium for Ageing Perspectives and Spirituality)

Convenor of the 8th International Conference on Ageing and Spirituality

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Call for Abstracts

Blog

See the posts from our speakers about their topics of interest.

Conference details

Find out more about the conference, including accommodation options, things to do in Canberra and more.

Program

See our program of events, workshops and presentations.

Speakers

See our list of speakers, including Rev Prof Elizabeth MacKinlay.

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Complete our registration form to secure your attendance at the conference.

Submit your abstract

If you'd like to present at the conference, submit your abstract before 1 March 2019.

About the Conference Partners

Colloquium for Ageing Perspectives and Spirituality (CAPS)

Colloquium for Ageing Perspectives and Spirituality (CAPS)

The Colloquium for Ageing Perspectives and Spirituality was founded in 2001 as the Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Studies, Charles Sturt University. In 2017 CAPS became part of the ACC&C, Charles Sturt University. CAPS supports research, education and policy development in ageing, pastoral studies and related ethical issues. It is multidisciplinary, catering to the needs of health professionals, ministers of religion, pastoral workers and older people, and seeks to examine the process of ageing within the context of meaning in life and well-being.

 Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture (ACC&C)

Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture (ACC&C)

The Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture is an ecumenical body reflecting the faith and background of approximately 61 per cent of the Australian population. It is located on a five-hectare site on the edge of the Parliamentary Triangle in Canberra. Wisdom for the common good is what the Centre is all about and it undertakes its work in four key areas a) encounter and dialogue between Christians and with those of other faiths and no faiths b) pursuit of creativity in the arts and sciences c) promotion of institutional resilience and ethical leadership d) fostering of wisdom in civil society. As a partner of the 8th International Conference on Ageing and Spirituality, the ACC&C is looking forward to welcoming attendees on site for the pre-conference workshops on 27 October 2019.

 Centre for Public and Contextual Theology Research (PaCT)

Centre for Public and Contextual Theology Research (PaCT)

The Centre for Public and Contextual Theology (PaCT), Charles Sturt University is focused on public and contextually informed theological research and engagement with issues of national and global significance. PaCT has a history of collaborative research by scholars of many religious traditions and a commitment to future inclusion and expansion. Situated in the national capital, PaCT aims to contribute to the public good, in Australia and beyond, through research, scholarly publications and public engagement.