2014 European Conference

Read details about the upcoming 2014 IASYM European Conference in the Czech Republic, 23-26 April, 2014.

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The International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry (IASYM) is a not-for-profit global organisation. Our aim is to support and develop the professionalisation of youth ministry around the world.  In particular, we focus on furthering the academic study and research of youth and youth ministry (children, teens and young adults), the formal teaching and training of youth ministry, and all those involved in career youth ministry and in the growth and development of youth ministry as a recognised profession. We currently have nearly 400 members, in over 40 countries. Click for more information.
Call For Papers: Youth Work Symposium @ University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)

It is a pleasure to invite you to participate in our third Youth work symposium, 4-5 September 2014 Faculty of Theology, University of Stellenbosch.  The theme for this year is: Youth as agents of change/ transformation.

Youth are sometimes viewed as problems that needs intervention on different levels and therefore their inherent dignity and potential are not appreciated. This negative perception of youth influence how they are treated and even ministry is done with youth. The following subthemes could be addressed in your papers:

·       A theological anthropology  of youth

·       Agency of Youth

·       How technology could enhance youth agency

·       Human dignity and youth work

·       Theological frameworks that guides and informs youth work/ youth ministry

Please send an abstract of not more than 250 words to Anita Cloete acloete@sun.ac.za and Shantelle Weber at smweber@sun.ac.za  before or on 21 July 2014. Please note that no abstracts will be accepted after this date. You will receive feedback on your abstract within a week.

The abstract must have:

·       a clear heading

·        outline of the paper

·       indication of  the main arguments

We are looking forward to hear from you.

Greetings

Anita Cloete 021-8082614

Shantelle Weber 021-8082186

 
Conference Costs - London 2015

Registration for the 2015 International Conference will be open soon. Information on the cost of conference registration and accommodation packages are now available. 

There are a limited number of bursaries available for students and those coming from developing countries.  Please email s.emery-wright@cliffcollege.ac.uk with your request of questions concerning bursaries.  

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JYT (Vol. 12, No. 1) Now Available

The Journal of Youth and Theology, Volume 12, Issue 1, is now available for viewing by all IASYM guests and members. JYT is published twice yearly by the IASYM, and printed copies are mailed to members current at the time of the publication. In order to ensure proper delivery of the JYT, please check the accuracy of your address in the membership section of the website.

 
JYT (Vol. 11, No. 1-2) Now Available

The Journal of Youth and Theology, Volume 11, Number 1-2, is now available for viewing by all IASYM guests and members. JYT is published twice yearly by the IASYM, and printed copies are mailed to members current at the time of the publication. In order to ensure proper delivery of the JYT, please check the accuracy of your address in the membership section of the website.

 

Upcoming Events

We are pleased to announce that the next European conference will be held in Ceske Budejovice (Budweis), the Czech Republic,
23-26 April 2014

Our next international biennial conference will be held in the United Kingdom, 3-6 January 2015.

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