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Welcome to BIAPT

The British and Irish Association for Practical Theology is an active forum for practitioners, teachers and researchers in the broad field of practical and pastoral theology. It was founded in 1994, and has grown through its broad-based networks and successful annual conferences to a membership of nearly four hundred in Britain, Ireland and further afield. BIAPT is one of the key sponsors of the journal Practical Theology (formerly Contact).

Since 2015 BIAPT has also incorporated what was the British and Irish Association for Mission Studies (BIAMS). Those interested in sharing practice, research and reflection on engagement in mission in our local and global contexts are encouraged to join BIAPT and become part of the Mission Studies Special Interest Group.


BIAPT 2018 Conference

Details of the theme and speakers for our 2018 annual conference entitled The Practical Theologian as Reflective Practitioner, from 10 to 12 July at the University of Warwick, are now available on the Conference page.

Doctoral Programme Collaboration Meeting

22 February 2018, 11am - 4pm University of Birmingham Medical School

BIAPT is sponsoring a meeting to discuss collaboration between universities offering professional doctoral programmes primarily (e.g. Prof Doc, DPT, DTh), in particular around the organisation of a common summer school following the BIAPT summer conference. Interested institutions are invited to send a programme representative to the meeting which will take place at the University of Birmingham Medical School EF30. A maximum of 20 people can be accommodated and lunch/refreshments will be provided free. To book a place, please contact Stephen Pattison no later than 31 January 2018.

25th Anniversary BIAPT 2019 Conference

This is taking place in NW England, from 8 to 11 July 2019; put the dates in your calendar. Visit the 2019 Conference page for further details.

Mission Studies Special Interest Group Day Conference

A conference has been organised for Monday 21 May 2018 at the Queen's Foundation in Birmingham. The theme is Missional Spirituality and the Keynote speaker will be Elaine Heath from Duke Divinity School in USA. Further details, a call for papers and how to book your place are available in the flyer.

BIAPT 2018 Student Day Conference - Bookings open

BIAPT's next Student Day Conference will be on Saturday 28 April 2018 at Queen's Theological College, Birmingham, from 10am to 5pm. Full details, including the booking form and a flyer, are now available on the Student Conference page.

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