Prof Kate Adams – Childrens Spiritual Experiences what can we learn from them

Prof Kate Adams – Children’s Spiritual Experiences: what can we learn from them?


Are we sufficiently prepared to learn from children’s experiences and insights?

 

In an era of increased interest in spirituality, the focus is primarily on adults. Research with or about children remains relatively limited, despite the fact that many adults recall childhood transformational experiences which have had a lifelong impact on them. This webinar begins by outlining a range of children’s experiences including dreams, and interactions with the deceased and other invisible beings. The narrative unfolds with insights from young people spanning both secular and religious backgrounds, elucidating their interpretations of these experiences. Emphasising interdisciplinary approaches, Kate advocates actively listening to children’s perspectives. Suggestions as to why the interest in children’s spiritual worlds is relatively small compared to those of adults are offered, before reflecting on what we might be able to learn from them.

About the speaker:

 

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Prof Kate Adams works in the School of Education at Leeds Trinity University, UK. She worked as a primary school teacher before giving up the profession to study for a PhD exploring children’s dreams which they assigned a divine connection to, and moving into an academic career. Over the last two decades she has published widely on different aspects of children’s spiritual lives, uncovering the often silenced voices of children from secular and religious backgrounds. Her books including Unseen Worlds: Looking through the lens of childhood, and, with Brendan Hyde and Richard Woolley, The Spiritual Dimension of Childhood (both with Jessica Kingsley Publishers)Previously, Kate has served on the Board of Directors for the International Association for the Study of Dreams and also acted as Co-Chair of the International Association for Children’s Spirituality.


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Date

Wed, 27 March 2024

Time

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Wed, 27 March 2024
  • Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adams
    Educator, Author

    Prof Kate Adams works in the School of Education at Leeds Trinity University, UK. She worked as a primary school teacher before giving up the profession to study for a PhD exploring children’s dreams which they assigned a divine connection to, and moving into an academic career. Over the last two decades she has published widely on different aspects of children’s spiritual lives, uncovering the often silenced voices of children from secular and religious backgrounds. Her books including Unseen Worlds: Looking through the lens of childhood, and, with Brendan Hyde and Richard Woolley, The Spiritual Dimension of Childhood (both with Jessica Kingsley Publishers). Previously, Kate has served on the Board of Directors for the International Association for the Study of Dreams and also acted as Co-Chair of the International Association for Children’s Spirituality.