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).
Since 2015 BIAPT has also incorporated what was the British and Irish Association for Mission Studies (BIAMS). Those interested in sharing practice, research and reflection on engagement in mission in our local and global contexts are encouraged to join BIAPT and become part of the Mission Studies Special Interest Group.
BIAPT 2017 Annual Conference
The next BIAPT annual conference with the theme "From every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation" (Rev 5:9)? Voicing Diverse Ethnicities in Practical Theology, will be held from 11 – 13 July 2017 at St. Mary's University, Twickenham, London. Further details will be found here.
Inquiry on Religion & Migration
An exciting opportunity to take part in work being done by the Center for Theological Inquiry (CTI) at Princeton. More information may be found here.
BIAPT Missions Studies Special Interest Group Conference
The group is organising a day conference on the theme Christian Mission in Post-Christian Cultures in May 2017. For more information see the flyer here.
Religions Consuming Surveillance
A research workshop related to Eric Stoddart's AHRC-funded Surveillance and Religion Network on 20 - 22 March 2017 in Edinburgh. Details may be found here.
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