SpIRE Spirituality Institute

(16-18 May 2019) Spirituality in Society and the Professions – International Conference

The next Annual Conference of the European Institute for Spirituality in Economics and Society (SPES) takes place on 16-18 May 2019. The venue is the main auditorium, Waterford Institute of Technology, (WIT), Waterford, Ireland. SpIRE is collaborating with SPES, which is based in Budapest, to run this conference. The subject of the conference is Spirituality in Society and the Professions. Click on the link below:

SPES SpIRE conf in WIT

During the conference the Routledge Handbook of Spirituality in Society and the Professions will be launched. Laszlo Zsolnai and Bernadette Flanagan edited the handbook and it has sixty contributors. Their book will make a very significant contribution to applied spirituality as a field of study. Prof Zsolnai is Director, Business Ethics Center, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary and President, European SPES Institute, Leuven, Belgium. Prof Flanagan is Chair of the Spirituality Institute for Research and Education (SpIRE) and a member of the MA in Applied Spirituality (WIT) leadership team. See her profile in About Us above. The MA is hosted and supported by SpIRE in Dublin. 3 other books and a CD about spirituality studies, by spirituality graduates who are also members of the SpIRE board, will also be launched. The conference promises to be a truly historic event in the field of spirituality studies in higher education and the professions in Ireland and beyond.

Day 1 (Thursday, 16 MAY)

9:00 – 9:30 Registration & Coffee

9.30 – 9.50 Opening & Welcome (Representative of Waterford Institute of Technology, Laszlo Zsolnai, European SPES Institute, Michael O’Sullivan, Spirituality Institute for Research and Education (SpIRE)

9.50 – 10.00  Spirit Moment: Phil Brennan, Waterford Camino

10.00 – 11.30  Plenary Session

Ralph W. Hood, Jr. (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, USA): Mysticism and the Relationship between Religion and Spirituality

Luk Bouckaert (KU Leuven, Belgium): From Professional Ethics to a Professional Search for Meaning

11.30 – 12.00   Coffee Break

12.00 – 12.45  Plenary Session

David Coghlan (Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland): Developing a Spirituality of Scholarship: A First Person Methodological Approach

12.45 – 14.00   Lunch

14.00 – 15.30  Parallel Sessions

Session (A)    

Elizabeth McCrory (Spirituality Institute, Dublin, Ireland): Contemplative Practices to Foster Well-being and Wisdom in the Caring Professions

Leonard McMahon (Graduate Theology Union, Berkeley, USA): Michel Foucault’s Concept of Parrhesia (truth-telling) as Spiritual Practice

Theresa Galan-Bruce (Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio, USA): Spirituality: The Missing Link in Social Work Practice and Pedagogy

Session (B)

Gavin Murphy (Spirituality Institute, Dublin, Ireland): The Psycho-Spiritual Inspiration of Three Saints

Charles Oham (University of Greenwich, London): Spiritual Capital and Entrepreneurship

Timothy Daniel (Organisation Development Consultant, Albuquerque, USA): Addressing Spiritual Homesickness among Leaders in the Corporate World

15.30 –  16.00   Break

16.00 –  17.00    Plenary Session

Stuart Walker (Lancaster University): Spirituality and Design

Kevin Jackson (Fordham University, New York, USA): Music as a Profession of Contemplative Journey: Castles, Bridges, and Butterflies

17.00 – 18.00

General Assembly of European SPES with a musical presentation by Waterford Peace Choir (all participants of the conference are invited)

19.30  Conference Banquet : Tower Hotel, The Mall, Waterford, X91 VXE0

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Day 2 (Friday)

9:10 – 9:30  Spirit Moment: Phil Brennan, Waterford Camino

9.30 – 10.15  Plenary Session

Celeste Snowber (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada): Body, Spirituality and Passion: Embodied Ways of Inquiry in Vocation

10.15 –  10.45  Coffee Break

10.45 –  12.45 Plenary Session

Michael O’Sullivan (Spirituality Institute for Research and Education (SpIRE), Dublin, Ireland, and WIT): Spiritual Capital: Spirituality for Social and Planetary Well-being

Jose Luis Fernández and Diana Loyola (Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain): Spirituality as the Foundation of the Ethics of Professions: Anthropological roots of a successful academic experience UNIJES – Jesuit Universities in Spain (1993-2018)

Erik C. Carter (Loma Linda University, USA): Pedagogy and Pilgrimage: Teaching Spirituality to Occupational Therapists-in-Training

12.45 –  14.00   Lunch

14.00 –  15.00   Parallel Sessions

Session (A) 

Rossano Zas Friz De Col (Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy): The Anthropological Foundation of Spirituality in the Professions

Knut J. Ims and Magne Supphellen (Norwegian School of Economics Bergen, Norway): A Conceptual Model of Calling, Defining Moments & Life Projects with Relevance for Education of Business & Entrepreneurial Leaders. The Norwegian Serial-Entrepreneur Hans Nielsen Hauge Used as Exemplary Case.

Session (B)  

Kenneth R. Morefield (Campbell University, North Carolina, USA): Spirituality and Movies

Paul Clogher (Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland): Paul Schrader and a Spiritual Cinema

15.15  –  15.30   Break

15.30 – 17.00  Parallel Sessions

Session (A) 

Katalin Illes (University of Westminster, London, UK) and Christiane Vogell (Management consultant, UK): A Call for Spiritual Awakening in Business

András Ócsai (Corvinus University of Budapest): Ecologically Conscious Businesses – Spiritually-Grounded Working Models in Different Professions

Mara Del Baldo (University of Urbino “Carlo Bo”, Italy): Is There a Space for Spirituality in the Accounting Profession?

Session (B)

Bernadette Masterson (Spirituality Institute, Dublin, Ireland): Illness, Stigma and Spiritual Awakening: A Transpersonal Paradigm for Women with Invisible/Contested Illnesses

Petra Sebek (Spirituality Institute, Dublin, Ireland): Spirituality in the Selfie Culture of Instagram

Manas K Chatterji (School of Management, Binghamton University – State University of New York): Peace, Economics, and Peace Science

17.15 – 18.15  Book Launches and Reception

The Routledege International Handbook of Spirituality in Society & the Professions, Edited by Laszlo Zsolani & Bernadette Flanagan. Launcher: Michael Comyn (RTE)

Stigma and Spiritual Awakening: A Transpersonal Paradigm for Women with Contested Illnesses (Peter Lang Publishing)  by Bernadette Masterson, SpIRE.  Launcher: David Smith (RCSI)

Spirituality in the Selfie Culture of Instagram (Wipf & Stock Publishing) by Petra Sebek, SpIRE. Launcher: Pat Coyle (JCC)

Spirituality, Culture, and Motherhood (Routledge) by Noelia Molina, SpIRE.  Launcher: Vivienne Brady (TCD)

Meditation with Children CD Created by Alana Levandoski in conjunction with Noel Keating, SpIRE. Launcher: Michael O’Sullivan (SpIRE & WIT)

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Day 3  (Saturday)

9.30 – 11.00    Parallel Sessions

Session (A)

Elizabeth Allison (California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco): Spirituality and Ecology

Larry Culliford (BASS & Co-founder of Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group, UK) WISDOM: What Is It? Why We Need It & How to Get It

Jacqueline Whelan (School of Nursing and Widfery, TCD and Spirituality in Research and Innovation Group): Teaching and Learning Spirituality in Healthcare with a Focus on Nursing

Session (B) 

Phil Daughtry, Kirsten Macaitis (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tabor, Adelaide, Australia): “Priests are Psychologists – Come Back to Church!” – Observations of dreaming and awakening as therapeutic phenomena in reflective educational practice

Sabine Denis (SPES Forum, Leuven, Belgium): Spirituality and Activism: The Times Are Urgent, Let’s Slow Down

11.00  Closing & Farewell

(Optional) Pilgrimage Experience in Waterford for those who booked beforehand

 

Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.ie

It is essential to book and prepay by the beginning of May

For any queries, please contact mosullivan@spiritualityinstitute.ie or bflanagan@spiritualityinstitute.ie 

 

PRESENTER(S) AFFILIATION PRESENTATION TITLE
David Coghlan SJ, PhD Trinity College Dublin Business School Plenary:     Developing a Spirituality of Scholarship: a First Person Methodological Approach
Kenneth R. Morefield PhD Campbell University, North Carolina, USA Contrasting Film Spiritualities : USA and Europe
Stuart Walker PhD Design for Sustainability, Lancaster University, UK Spirituality and Design: Gadamer and Godzieba in Dialogue
Katalin Illes PhD Business School, University of Westminster, UK  A Call for Spiritual Awakening in Business
Elizabeth Allison PhD California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco The Lineage of Spiritual Ecology: Indigenous Wisdom to Laudato Si’
Luk Bouckaert PhD                        KU Leuven (Centrum voor Economie en Ethiek) Plenary: From Professional Ethics to a Search for Meaning
Michael O’Sullivan SJ, PhD Director of SpIRE, Dublin & Programme Leader of WIT for MA in Applied Spirituality Plenary: Spiritual Capital: Spirituality for Social & Planetary Well-being
Ralph W. Hood Jr, PhD Professor of Psychology and LeRoy A. Martin Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies Plenary: Mysticism, Religion and Spirituality: Inter-Connections
Celeste Snowber PhD Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. Plenary: Body, Spirituality and Passion
Michael J. Thate PhD Princeton University, Faith & Work Initiative, USA Hannah Arendt, Spirituality and the Bureaucratic System.
Phil Daughtry PhD, K. Macaitis PhD Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tabor, Adelaide, South Australia Dreaming in Reflective Educational Practice
Sabine Denis MA European Institute of Spirituality in Economics and Society (SPES), Executive Director , Belgium Spirituality and Activism
Erik C. Carter PhD Loma Linda University, California Plenary: Teaching Spirituality to  Occupational Therapists-in-Training
Jose Luis Fernández  PhD Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain Plenary: Spirituality as the Foundation of Ethics for the Professions
Theresa Galan-Bruce  DMin Cand Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio; Texas Spirituality: The Missing Link in Social Work Practice
Gavin Murphy PhD Cand Spirituality Institute, Dublin The Psycho-Spiritual Inspiration of Three Saints
Petra Sebek PhD Cand Spirituality Institute, Dublin Spirituality in the Selfie Culture of Instagram
Timothy Daniel MDiv Organization Development Consultant Spiritual Homesickness among Leaders in the Corporate World
Knut J. Ims PhD Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, Norway  Serial-Entrepreneur Hans Nielsen Hauge: A Spirituality Case Study
Paul Clogher  PhD Waterford Institute of Technology  Paul Schrader and a Spiritual Cinema
Leonard McMahon  PhD Cand Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California Foucault’s Concept of Parrhesia (truth-telling) as Spiritual Practice
Elizabeth McCrory  PhD SpIRE & Clinical psychologist & psychotherapist Contemplative Practices to Foster Wisdom in the Caring Professions
Larry Culliford  MD BASS & Co-founder of Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group WISDOM: What is It? Why We Need It & How to Get It
Kevin Jackson  PhD Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University, New York City Music as a Profession of Contemplative Journey
Rossano Zas Friz De Col SJ, PhD Pontifical Gregorian University (Rome) The Anthropological Foundation of Spirituality in the Professions
Bernadette Masterson PhD Spirituality Institute, Dublin (SpIRE Illness, Stigma and Spiritual Awakening: A Transpersonal Investigation
Elisabeth Hense PhD  Radboud University,  Nijmegen, Netherlands Spiritual &  Health Benefits from Urban Gardening
 Manas K Chatterji PhD School of Management, Binghamton University – State University of New York Spirituality and Corporate Social Responsibility
Ócsai András PhD Business Ethics Center, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary Ecologically Conscious Businesses
Jacqueline Whelan MSc School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin Teaching & Learning Spirituality in Healthcare – Focus on Nursing
Mara Del Baldo DBA University  of Urbino “Carlo Bo”, Italy Is There a Space for Spirituality in the Accounting Profession?