Call for Papers -THE JOURNAL RELIGIONS Special Issue: MUSIC AND SPIRITUALITY Guest Editors The Rev Prof June Boyce-Tillman ( and Dr Stephen Roberts  Dear Colleagues, This will be a cross-disciplinary issue exploring music set in various contexts that can be seen to include a spiritual dimension, however this is defined. It will include educational, performance, ritual and healing contexts. It will examine how music READ MORE

ISME’s Spirituality and Music Education Special Interest Group

  Dr. Amira Ehrlich Levinsky College of Education, Israel   The activity of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) includes several commissions and special interest group (SIGs) that aim to engage researchers and practitioners from around the world who share specific fields of interest. Every two years the SIGs meet at the ISME world READ MORE

Eco-literate Poems and Drum Kit Rhythms: A Creative Conversation for Wellbeing -Conference Presentation Preview

Gareth: Throughout the lockdown of spring 2020, I yearned to connect – with other people, with the world around me, and with my drums. But working from home sapped my energy and drive. The strangeness of not hugging or shaking hands and of avoiding people on the street, was intense. Distanced human interactions took on READ MORE

The Role of the Worship Leader in a Global Pandemic – Conference Presentation Preview

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdown measures included the closure of churches, chapels, synagogues, and mosques around the world. While Christianity is very diverse in nature, church attendance is foundational to many Christians’ spiritual lives as it includes elements of worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry, and mission, among others. As a result of the pandemic, however, READ MORE