Interests in Spirituality

Encountering the Divine

2018 AERA Conference

AERA 2018 will be in New York City this year, and I will be presenting with my colleagues Haslip and Schein, our paper entitled " Children's Spirituality: How are Early Childhood Educators supporting the whoe child?", as part of a round table presentation on Tuedsay morning. The conference runds from April 13th to the 18th. Will I see you there?



2017 NAEYC Annual Conference



Don’t miss my session, "Ways to Honor Spirituality in the Early Childhood Classroom: Research to Practice", at the 2017 NAEYC Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA. I'll be speaking with my colleagues Michael Haslip and Deborah Schein, on the topic of Children's Spirituality. You won't want to miss it! It will be held at 3:00 pm, on Thursday 11/16, in room B305 at The Georgia World Conference Center. Make sure to add it to your schedule.


If you haven't already registered, please consider doing so. It's a can't miss event for early childhood educators. Learn more at


I hope to see you there!


#NAEYC2017 #educationrocks

15th International Conference on Children's Spirituality


The International Association for Children's Spirituality is presenting the 15th International Conference on Children's Spirituality - Spirituality and the Whole Child: Interdisciplinary Approaches, hosted by Dr. Kate Adams at Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, UK, from Tuesday July 26th to Friday July 29th, 2016. You can find the call for papers here

5th Children's Spirituality Conference: Christian Perspectives


The Society for Children's Spirituality Christian Perspectives is having the 5th Children's Spirituality Conference: Cristian Perspectives in Nashville, Tennessee at Lipscomb University, from June 12 to 14, 2016. To register go here

5th Global Conference: Spirituality in the 21st Century


5th Global Conference


Wednesday 18th March – Friday 20th March 2015
Lisbon, Portugal


I have submitted my abstract for my paper, entitled: Children’s Spirituality: Review of the Theory and Research in the last 10 Years (2004 – 2014). See you there! 

Global Fusion 2013

Southern University of Illinois is holding a conference this coming October 2013, entitled Global Fusion 2013. The conference's focus is on Mediations:  Movements and Markets.Two colleagues and I will present a panel on Spirituality: Spirituality and Mediation in both Private and Public Spheres, and my paper is specifically on Sharing my Journey and Opening Spaces: Spirituality in the Classroom.

It promises to be a thought provoking time. If you are interested in this conference, you can find more information on it here

4th Global Conference: Spirituality in the 21st Century

4th Global Conference


Tuesday 18th March – Thursday 20th March 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

The call for papers is out, you can find it here. They will be receiving 300 word abstracts until October 11th, 2013. I think I'll be ready to submit something I have been working on by then, you? I hope to see you there. 

3rd Global Conference: Spirituality in the 21st Century

The 3rd Conference of Spirituality in the 21st Century is to be held in Lisbon Prague in March of 2013. I presented at the First edition of this conference in 2011, and somehow missed the Second conference, but will surely be attending and presenting at the Third installment. If you are going, please stop by and say hi.

You can find more information about this conference here. 

3rd Children's Spirituality Conference: Christian Perspectives

The Children's Spirituality: Christian Perspectives Conference is happening again next June 10-13, 2012. I'm hoping this is enough heads up for those planning on submitting papers and attending. The call for papers' due date is April 1st, 2012. You have more than a year to plan, so don't say I  didn't tell you!
You can find more information here

1st Global Conference: Spirituality in the 21st Century

Another great conference on spirituality is coming up this year, this time it is set in Prague, Czech Republic, and it promises to be very interesting, since it encompasses all major topics under the bigger umbrella of spirituality. I will be there presenting a paper on teachers views on spirituality in the early childhood classroom. Hope to see you there!

1st Global Conference


Sunday 20th March Tuesday 22nd March 2011
Prague, Czech Republic

Changing Boundaries: Spirituality and Education Conference

I am very excited about this coming Spirituality and Education Conference in Dublin in Jun 2010. First because I got a paper accepted and I'll be there presenting among many other authors I've read, but never met. And also, because I've always wanted to visit Ireland and this is finally my chance! If you are interested and in town, please check it out. Here's the info: 

Religion and Diversity Education: Cultivating Global Citizenship

I received this via email and thought someone might be interested.

Religion and Diversity Education: Cultivating Global Citizenship
July 13-16th and 20th, 2009, 9AM - 4PM
Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
254 W. 31st St., 7th floor, New York, NY  10001

Course Description: It's true: we're a global community. In Religion and Diversity Education: Cultivating Global Citizenship, you'll learn how to assess the state of multicultural education in your classroom, adapt your curriculum for establishing an inclusive environment, and prepare students to participate in society at a global level. Cultivating Global Citizenship explores: Tanenbaum's 7 Principles for Inclusive Education, samples from our curricula, theories of multicultural education, globalization trends, and Professional Teaching Standards so that you learn how to integrate religion and diversity education into your classes and standard curriculum.

Who should attend: Primary and secondary school teachers from both public and private schools, curriculum developers and after school and summer enrichment educational directors. Accessible to all, the course is particularly applicable to educators working with K-5 students.

Credit:  New York City public school teachers are eligible for 3P credits, while New York State educators can earn professional development credits.  Private school and non-New York educators are encouraged to attend and will receive a certificate of completion.

Cost: This term, we are able to offer Cultivating Global Citizenship at a reduced price.  Originally $450, tuition is reduced to $150 for a limited number of New York City public schools teachers thanks to a generous grant.  To make it accessible to all teachers, Tanenbaum is offering the course to state, private and other educators for $250.

To register: New York City and state employees should register through the New York City Department of Education - click here to register.  All other participants should register directly with Tanenbaum by emailing our education team.

Course Instructor: Mark E. Fowler is Tanenbaum’s Manager of Programs.  Mark has been involved in New York City's education community for over 20 years as a high school teacher and skilled educator, facilitator and trainer who worked with teachers, counselors, administrators and students at the Anti-Defamation League on prejudice reduction, conflict resolution, and reducing bias and bullying.  He is a sought-after keynote speaker and facilitator who has addressed organizations throughout New York on issues of equality in race, gender, sexual orientation and religion.  Mr. Fowler earned a B.A. in English and Education at Duke University and was trained as a Mediation and Conflict Resolution Specialist with the NYC Department of Education.

For more information, contact us at or call (212) 967-7707 x135.  We look forward to seeing you this July!

3rd Children's Spirituality Conference

This coming June 2009 (14 to 17) will see the 3rd Children's Spirituality Conference housed in Concordia University in Chicago.

I'm scheduled to present a paper on children's spiritual experiences in kindergarten classrooms and be part of a panel on qualitative methodology for educational research.

I'm very excited! If you're there, please stop by and say hi.

Social Research Conference: The Religious/Secular Divide

The New School is housing a Social Research Conference titled The Religious/Secular Divide: The US Case. It will take place this coming month of March (5 and 6) 2009 in New York City.
You can check out the agenda, the speaker's bios and the abstracts to the talks at their website.

I'm planning to attend, so if you are going let me know and we can sit together and deliberate.

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