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).
BIAPT 2014 Conferences
This year's BIAPT main conference will be held in Edinburgh from 15th – 17th July 2014 on the theme, This is my / our story: narrative and mission in contemporary contexts. Online booking is now open and full details about all aspects of the conference are available via the Conference page.
There will also be a Student Day Conference on Saturday 17th May 2014 at Queen's Theological Foundation, Birmingham, from 10am to 5pm. Full details may be downloaded in the Conference Flyer and the Booking Form. Online booking is not available for this event.
Public Theology Event - Cancelled
The members' Public Theology Special Interest Group's day event on Thursday 6th March 2014 at the University of Chester has unfortunately been cancelled (updated 3rd February 2014).
Event for Healthcare Chaplains
The members' Chaplaincy Special Interest Group is holding a Research Training Day for Healthcare Chaplains entitled That’s a Good Question on Thursday 20th March 2014 at Ripon College, Cuddesdon, Oxford. Further details are available in the flyer.
New Website Feature for BIAPT Members
Access to online version of the journal Practical Theology
BIAPT members may now access this journal directly via the BIAPT website. Once your 2014 subscription payment has been cleared and processed by BIAPT, login to the Members' Area and then visit the My Membership page to click through directly to the online journal and its archive.
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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