Who we are
The INSS is a unique international network for people interested in bringing the study of spirituality to life through research, scholarship, education and practice. Founded in 2010 (as the British Association for the Study of Spirituality), we support and encourage the study of spirituality through our journal, biennial conferences, special interest groups and other events. To learn more about the Network click here.
The Journal for the Study of Spirituality (JSS) is published in association with Taylor and Francis:
JSS is now in its 13th year of publication. The entire archive is available online to INSS members.
JSS is Abstracted/Indexed in: the European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH) & Religious and Theological Abstracts; Thomson Reuters Emerging Sources Citation Index®; Scopus
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The study of spirituality is an emerging academic field with many dimensions and opportunities, including in the contexts of research, education and professional practice. Discover its scope and dimensions through our website, journal, conferences, discussion groups, links to other organisations and events associated with the study of spirituality, and suggested books and articles.
We organise a biennial conference and other meetings to facilitate discussion of ongoing issues in the field of spirituality studies, stimulate new debates, disseminate research findings, and explore implications for professional practice.
2023 INSS Conference
16-18 May 2023
South East Technological University, Waterford, IRELAND
BUT the Conference has almost reached full capacity.
Registrations will close in early March.
If you are hoping to attend but have not yet registered, or have registered but not yet paid, please contact Michael O’Sullivan. A Wait List will be opened as soon as registrations close.
An Updated Provisional Programme is now available (1 March)
Read more HERE
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Spirituality, Mental Health & Wellbeing
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Connection: The Network connects you to a growing community of researchers, educators, scholars and practitioners involved in the study of spirituality in its myriad aspects.
Journal: Members receive two issues each year of the Journal for the Study of Spirituality and access to the entire online archive (2011 to date).
Conferences: Conferences provide an opportunity for our community to meet, learn, develop ideas and create new syntheses, and to plan future collaborative work. Members receive a discount on the conference fee and have the opportunity to submit a paper based on their conference presentation for consideration for publication in the Journal for the Study of Spirituality.
Special interest groups (SIGs):
The Spirituality Scholars' Network (SSN)
The SSN supports postgraduate students, early career researchers and scholars in sharing their interests, experiences and projects in the field of spirituality studies. We hold regular symposia, where participants are encouraged to share their work in a supportive and encouraging environment. For further information and to join, contact: Melanie Rogers (M.Rogers@hud.ac.uk), Sophie MacKenzie (email@example.com) or Alex Pimor (A.Pimor@ljmu.ac.uk).
Proposals for new SIGs should be discussed with Melanie Rogers in the first instance (M.Rogers@hud.ac.uk).
Previous SIGs have included Higher Education and Spirituality in End-of-Life Care
Free informational services: The Network facilitates discussion of emerging issues relating to the study of spirituality, the dissemination of research, the application of findings, and consideration of their impact. It keeps members in touch with each other and current issues and developments through its website, including blogs, reading lists, announcements of relevant events, and links to other like-minded organisations.Read more about joining the INSS
INSS is a Company Limited by Guarantee (Company No: 7549446)
and is on the UK Register of Charities (Registered Charity No: 1166990)