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
SAVE THE DATE!
'Spirituality, Consciousness, Technology and Wellbeing: Implications for Research, Education and Practice'
10-12 June 2025
The 2025 INSS International Conference will take place on the Waterside Campus at the University of Northampton, UK
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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.
Meetings in March
You are warmly invited
to join our
Spirituality and the Arts Special Interest Group (SASIG)
on 1 March 2024
for a special talk with
Prof. Rina Arya on
'Locating Religion in Contemporary Art'
click HERE for further details
and / or
on 5 March 2024
to explore the theme
'Rediscovering The Common Good'
in conversation with
click HERE for further details
JOIN THE Network
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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 print copies of the two issues each year of the Journal for the Study of Spirituality and access to the entire online archive (2011 to date).
Conferences: Biennial onferences 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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Special Interest Groups
These currently include:
Proposals for new SIGs should be discussed with Melanie Rogers in the first instance (M.Rogers@hud.ac.uk).
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 which includes 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)