International Conference The Place of Theology in the Theories and Methods of Social Work: Potentials and Risks

Thursday 2 November 2017 Whole day

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Friday 3 November 2017 Whole day

Call for papers

Social work is not only an interdisciplinary field based on theories and various methods in particular social sciences and humanities. It adapts them in order to help clients. It is also a trans-disciplinary
field for its need of epistemological and ontological knowledge. This kind of knowledge allows the right choice of theories and methods from other areas and fields to make the right decisions of the
appropriate form for their application in practice. The conference will thus examine what kind of potentials and risks that theology presents for social work on both the epistemological and
ontological level, as well as on the level of application.

 Program:

1. BLOCK: THE THEORY AND METHODS OF SOCIAL WORK AND THEOLOGY

The first part will pay attention to the concepts of theories and methods of social
work.

 2. BLOCK: THE STUDY PROGRAMS OF SOCIAL WORK  AT THE THEOLOGICAL FACULTIES

The second part will reflect what sort of potentials and risks will come from the integration
of theological teaching into study programs of social work.

 3. BLOCK: THE INTEGRATION OF THEOLOGY INTO THE THEORIES AND METHODS OF SOCIAL WORK

Sector: SOCIAL WORK AND THE THEORY OF CHARITY AND DIACONY

Sector: SOCIAL WORK, ETHICS, AND SOCIAL ETHICS

The third part will deal with the potentials and risks of integrating theology into theories and methods of social work either as so-called Theory of Charity/Caritaswissenschaft (Catholic
Theology) or Diacony/Diakonik (Protestant Theology) or within Theological Social Ethics and Ethics in Social Work.


Venue and organizer:
The University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice

Faculty of Theology
Department of Ethics, Psychology and Charity Wok
Kněžská 8, České Budějovice
Lecture hall no. 3 (ground floor)

http://www.tf.jcu.cz                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Signing in for the active participation:

Contributions to the conference can be submitted in the third block, either in the section Social Work and Theory of Charity and Diacony or in the section Social Work, Ethics and Social Ethics. The
topic of the paper must correspond to the intent of the sections and the whole conference.Your paper must follow the format requirements (1500-3000 characters including spaces). The
deadline is the 30th of September 2017. Please, send your paper to this contact email: info@michalkaczor.cz

The preparatory committee will carry out an assessment of the submitted contributions. The selected papers will be presented at the conference. The fee for active participation is CZK 500. You will be informed about the method of payment together with the announcement whether your paper is accepted for presentation at the conference.

Signing up for passive participation:

The passive participants should sign up by 31. 10. 2017 to this contact email: info@michalkaczor.cz

Passive participation is free of charge. For both active and passive participants, the confirmation of participation at the conference will be issued. The conference program foresees a minimum length of 10 hours for both days.

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