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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.

LATEST NEWS

BIAPT prizes

Details of our annual MA dissertation prize and new Publishable article prize are now available here. Deadline is 18 May 2018.

BIAPT 2018 Conference

The 2018 annual conference entitled The Practical Theologian as Reflective Practitioner, takes place from 10 to 12 July at the University of Warwick. Full details, including the theme and speakers, are now available and the online booking system is open. Visit the Conference page.

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

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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