The British and Irish Association for Practical Theology is an active forum for practitioners, teachers and researchers in the broad field of practical and pastoral theology. It was founded in 1994, and has grown through its broad based networks and successful annual conferences to an active membership of over two hundred in Britain and Ireland and further afield. BIAPT is one of the key sponsors of the journal Practical Theology (formerly Contact).
Call For Papers
Special issue of International Journal of Practical Theology on "Ageing and Practical Theology"
Details on how to respond to this call are available here.
BIAPT 2014 Conference
The next BIAPT conference will be held in Edinburgh from 15 – 17 July 2014 on the theme, This is my / our story: narrative and mission in contemporary contexts. Preliminary information is now available on the Conference page, including an invitation to comment.
A Public Theology blog where practitioners and academics can share ideas is now available here.
Ashgate Publishing is offering a 20% discount to BIAPT members on all their titles. BIAPT members will be especially interested in the series on Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology. For details of the exclusive promotional code, log in to the Members' Area.
Special Interest Groups
BIAPT members are invited to join the active groups working on special interests relating to: Chaplaincy, Public Theology, The Bible and Practical Theology, Theological Education and the Doctoral Students group. You can also follow us on Facebook!
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