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Conference 2023

The Seventh International Conference of the

International Network for the Study of Spirituality

Spirituality, Critical Reflection

and Professional Practice in an Uncertain World

took place from

Tuesday 16th May – Thursday 18th May 2023

 at South East Technological University, Waterford, Ireland

Further information: Dr Michael O’Sullivan. Email: Michael.OSullivan@setu.ie



We are intending to upload videos of the Keynote and Public Lectures

as well as more photographs.

Opening Ceremony

The photos above are of (top) the Opening Ceremony

(bottom) members of the INSS Executive Committee and senior SETU staff

(Photos by George Goulding, SETU 2023)



including the Programme,

Abstracts of the Keynote and Public Lectures,

Abstracts of all the Parallel Session Presentations,

plus other information about the conference.  

(The Public Lecture by Prof. Jonathan Wooding addressed the Contemporary Appeal of ‘Celtic’

Spirituality. It took place at 7.30pm on the first day of the conference - 16 May. The date coincided with the Feast Day of St Brendan, one of the early Irish monastic saints and one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland.

  Click to see more about the story, music and images associated with St Brendan.)

Read more about the Conference Theme

Read more about the Key Lectures and Speakers

Click to see the  Conference Flyer 

Click to see the original Call for Abstracts

Read about the beautiful, ancient, city of Waterford

Conference Fees were: INSS Members: £162 Early Bird; £178 Standard

Non-members of INSS: £194 Early Bird; £213 Standard

Students: £114

Fees included all meals and refreshments on Tues-Thurs

(except the conference dinner which was optional at £36pp). 

Click here to become a member of INSS

and enjoy reduced fees at future conferences,

as well as two print copies of the Journal for the Study of Spirituality each year and access to the whole archive from 2011 to date, as well as access to Special Interest Groups and other benefits.

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