Links to other organisations associated with the study of spirituality
Please note that the inclusion of a link here does not necessarily imply endorsement by the INSS.
The Spirituality Institute for Research and Education (SpIRE) was established in Ireland to serve the journey of life in its spiritual dimension and connection. It emphasises the value of the academic study of spirituality in higher education, and for the professions and the manifold areas of lived experience.
The European SPES Institute (formerly the European SPES Forum) was founded in 2004 in Leuven, Belgium. The functioning of the European SPES Institute is based on the belief that spiritually motivated actors who define success in multidimensional, holistic terms may serve the common good of nature, future generations and society.
Spirituality Special Interest Group
The Spirituality Special Interest Group (SSIG) at the University of Huddersfield exists to develop understanding of the meaning and application of spirituality in health and social care. It will do this by working together in an open, respectful and rigorous way to promote and conduct research, teaching and other academic activity concerning spirituality and related concepts (for example, compassionate care, person-centred care, values-based practice and intelligent kindness).
Alef Trust is a Community Interest Company that aims to nurture individual and societal transformation by providing learning and community programmes in the fields of transpersonal psychology, spirituality and consciousness. Alef Trust runs postgraduate (MSc and PhD) programmes through its partnership with Liverpool John Moores University, and supports those seeking to apply their learning in professional areas.
Nurturing the Fields of Change
THE WAY, a Journal of Christian Spirituality published by the British Jesuits
Visit us at www.theway.org.uk
Society for Transformative Research and Practice
The Spirituality Association of South Africa (SPIRASA), a venture of the Centre for Spirituality Studies, promotes the academic study and practice of spirituality.
Visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/spirasa.org/
The Society for Spirituality Studies is an independent NGO devoted to promoting theoretical and experiential research in spirituality. The journal of the Society publishes original contributions from all areas of spirituality and interconnects three approaches to its study – academic, experiential and educational.
The Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality (SSCS) exists to promote research and dialogue within the community of persons interested in the field of spirituality. The SSCS is ecumenical and strives to be inclusive of the widest possible range of expressions of Christian spirituality. Its work is interdisciplinary, encouraging the application of diverse critical approaches to the study of spirituality. It publishes the journal Spiritus.
Centre for Atheist Spirituality
A forum for the exploration of spirituality for atheists
Titus Brandsma Research centre for mysticism and spirituality
WellSpring is a spirituality centre fostering a contemplative awareness of the presence of God and encouraging people to explore what this means for them in all of life.
The Enhancing Nurses’ and Midwives’ Competence in Providing Spiritual Care through Innovative Education and Compassionate Care (EPICC) Network exists to promote evidence based spiritual care education and practice across Europe and beyond.
The Spirituality Research and Innovation Group (SRIG) acts as a forum to develop a deeper understanding of the concept of spiritual care and to provide a space to promote, debate and discuss the roles of spirituality in healthcare.
The spirituality and psychiatry special interest group (SPSIG) was founded to provide a forum for psychiatrists to explore the spiritual challenges presented by psychiatric illness, and how best to respond to patients’ spiritual concerns.
Perspectiva is a community of expert generalists working to improve the relationships between systems, souls and society and believes credible hope for a truly planetary civilisation lies in forms of economic restraint and political cooperation that are beyond prevailing epistemic capacities and spiritual sensibilities.
We are working with others to transform public and private education around the world by promoting the understanding of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development within schools and by giving educators the tools to create learning environments that better nurture the inner life of both teachers and students.
This unique and ground-breaking project in transformative learning combines creative expression, personal reflection and critical edge in the study of esoteric wisdom and contemporary exploration of the sacred. Our academic programme is formally ending in 2021, and our new web platform provides an archive of our work and publications, whilst also moving forward with new courses, lectures, podcasts, community building and much more.
The Research Institute for Spirituality and Health (RISH) promotes research and training in the field of religion, spirituality and health, both in Switzerland and across Europe. An important aspect of this work is the networking of people and institutions that are active in this field.
SCMLi is a network of professionals, passionate about the nexus between organizations, leadership, ethics, spirituality and morality. We are a dynamic learning organization and knowledge hub which unites, builds and leverages individual and organizational capacities under one common umbrella towards learning practical applications and deep transformation.
Culham St Gabriel’s is an endowed charitable foundation. The Trust is committed to providing teachers of religion and worldviews and other professionals with the support, connections, challenges and professional development they need. We want all partners, such as parents, school governors, faith/belief communities and policy makers, to be positively aware of the benefits of a high-quality study of religion and worldviews.
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