About AI Practitioner November 2014
Spirituality and Appreciative Inquiry
Editors: Duane R. Bidwell and Katherine Rand
We invite practitioners of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) to explore the confluences of spirituality, AI theory and practice and the experiences of AI participants. For example, how does AI influence your personal spirituality? What happens when spirituality and AI intersect, as bodies of knowledge, sets of practices or experiences of the “real” and “good” within particular communities? How well does AI “fit” with particular spiritualities?
Duane R. Bidwell, PhD, associate professor of practical theology, spiritual care and counseling at Claremont Lincoln University, Claremont, CA, is a spiritually integrative psychotherapist and Presbyterian pastor who works from social constructionist perspectives. He wrote Short-term Spiritual Guidance and Empowering Couples: A Narrative Approach to Spiritual Care.
Katherine Rand, MPP, is a PhD student in practical theology at Claremont Lincoln University focusing on spiritual care. Her personal practice is rooted in the Buddhist tradition and her interests include critical and non-mainstream approaches to religion and understanding and caring for those who inhabit multiple religious and cultural identities.
Download the Call for Submissions here. Proposals due by 1st September 2013.