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Mar 30, 2023

Trauma, Abuse and The Church - A Conference in Public Theology

Tags: Lecture Series

This two-day conference will draw together thinkers from within and beyond the church to consider the place of a public theology and Christianity in the aftermath of trauma and abuse.

From Royal Commissions into institutional handling of sexual abuse and disability care, to the role of the church in colonial policies and practices, this conference will make space for difficult and crucial conversations.

Registration opens in May 2023.


Call for papers

  • Abstracts due: June 1
  • Confirmation of acceptance: July 1


We welcome papers that seek to engage the themes across a range of disciplines and approaches, including but not limited to:

  • Theologies and trauma studies
  • Sociology and public health
  • The arts
  • Disability studies
  • Queer theory
  • Spiritual care
  • Religion and law 

We encourage submissions that engage topics creatively and through alternative mediums and especially welcome all those considering presenting a paper for the very first time.  

Please send abstracts of 250 words to [email protected].