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The Conference continued a series of international Conferences which began in Canberra in 2000. All have explored aspects of Ageing and Spirituality, and MHA were involved in the planning of the last one to be held in the UK at Durham in 2002. The 2013 Conference explored Resilience and Creativity and their role in supporting the spiritual lives of older people.

The conference attracted both those with an academic interest and expertise in the area from around the world, as well as those from the UK with more practical experience through involvement in the care industry or as informal carers.

The conference included a mixture of keynote speakers, workshops and papers of interest to both those coming from a faith based approach and those approaching spirituality from a secular one.

With grateful acknowledgement to the following organisations for their support:
  • The Pilkington Trust
  • Action on Churches Together Scotland
  • The Chaplaincy, Training and Development Unit of NHS Education for Scotland
  • Christian Council on Ageing
  • The Joint Improvement Team, Scottish Government
Action on Churches Together Scotland Christian Council on Ageing Joint Improvement Team