In conjunction with the Nordic Conference on Religious Education 2017, the International Journal of Children’s Spirituality is preparing a special issue related to the conference theme. Submissions are welcome from those planning to attend the conference and those unconnected to NCRE2017. Articles can be empirical or philosophical in nature, but should focus on the topic ‘Spirituality, religiosity, values and identity of children, youth and young adults’.
We anticipate selecting articles that reflect not only methodological diversity but also diverse interpretations and representations of spirituality/religions, cultural and national contexts, and childhood. We are particularly interested in articles that show an appreciation for dialogue, intercultural respect, and the complex nature of religious discourse in learning environments and beyond. We also hope to attract articles that critically describe actual implications and strategies for nurturing the spirituality of children, youth and young adults.
Please submit articles not related to NCRE2017 presentations directly to the journal through the online submission process by 15 October 2017. Submissions should be designated for consideration as ‘NCRE special issue’ papers and follow all IJCS author guidelines. The special issue editors will review and offer suggestions for revisions, which will be due by 15 December 2017. Revised articles will then be submitted to the journal’s official referee process for final consideration, with a projected special issue 23(3) publication date of August 2018. For further instructions on the submission process, please visit the journal's 'instructions for authors' page.
Please contact special issue co-editor Sari Murtonen at email@example.com with questions or to submit proposed topics for feedback or guidance.