Bridging Borders and Inspiring Souls: Recap of the International Christian Spirituality Conference at Tabor
Tabor was proud to host the international conference for the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality (SSCS) from July 5-7. The event sold out to our capacity of 120 delegates, with people coming from various places in the USA, England, Ireland, Estonia, South Africa, New Zealand, as well as a number of Australian states, and Adelaide and regional South Australia.
The conference was full of artistic expression with music, poetry, and visual art. Delegates appreciated the intentional conversational and devotional spaces, and the excellent hospitality and organisation offered by the whole Tabor Team. With two highly recognised scholars as keynotes, Professor Mary Frohlich (Chicago USA, Catholic Theological Union), and Rev Dr Garry Deverell (Melbourne, University of Divinity), and over 45 concurrent papers and special workshops from various delegates, the event offered a smorgasbord of evocative and creative thinking around the theme: Christian Spirituality as a Pathway for the Modern Seeker.
The conference was the brainchild of Dr Phil Daughtry, who finished his 23 and half year tenure at Tabor, with this as his final flourish. He was ably assisted and helped in this project by his colleagues, Dr Kirsten Macaitis (Adelaide University, formerly Tabor) and Dr Chris Morris (Catholic Theological College, Fitzroy). A selection of papers from this conference will be published by the Spiritus journal in the Spring (Northern hemisphere) edition (Autumn our time). In due course other resources from the event will be made publicly available.