ANU Religion Conference 2023 announcement for AARE members

The Australian National University (ANU) will host an international conference on the subject of "Religion in Modern Education: Conflict, Policy and Practices"

International Conference:
When: 13-15 April 2023
Where: Australian National University, Canberra, Australia 
Abstract Deadline: 14 February 2023 

In democratic systems of modern society, education can be understood as a key site for the production of the citizens of the future. The training system is divided in the two types of public and private schools. The non-government organisations are often distinguished within the categories of secular and sacred groups. Meanwhile, education, which can take many forms, is also a key component of the reproduction of religious and spiritual systems. 

We would like to invite scholars to consider the immediate and enduring impacts that the value, consideration, accessibility, and format of religious education may have on religious practices, on public spheres of activity, and on the relationship between religion and society. 

Through individual presentations and panels, we encourage participants to reflect upon the role of religion in education. This may include the role of religiosity and religious teaching and practices in schools, seminaries, universities and other places of education, in present-day and historical contexts, and in any region of the world. 

Fields of Research: 

  • Theory and Methods 
  • Primary Education and Religion 
  • Religious Policy in Education 
  • Higher Education and Religion 
  • Teachers and Priests in Management 
  • Christian Mission and Education 
  • Asian religions at School 
  • New religions and Education 
  • Religious Conflict with Education     
  • Colonial Education and Religion   
  • Politics and Religious Education 
  • Students and Spirituality 
  • Rituals at Educational Institute 
  • High Schools and Religious Education
  • Chaplain and Counselling at School 
  • Religious Clubs at School 

Other perspectives are also welcome. If you are interested, please send your abstract (150 words) and biography (80 words) to the following email ( Proposals for panels of 3 or 4 papers must include the above information for all papers and a brief description of the panel itself of 100 words.

See attached Call for Papers for more information.