The International Journal of Children's Spirituality
In September 1996, responding to a growing interest and concern across education and society generally the project team launched the International Journal of Children's Spirituality (IJCS).
Aiming to provide an international and multi-cultural forum for those involved in research and the development of children's and young people's spirituality the journal considers what is meant by 'spirituality' and its relevance for schooling and society.
The IJCS has recently been accepted into the Arts and Humanities Citation Index®. This demonstrates the growing interest in the subject of children's spirituality and the quality of the Journal.
Free online access to the journal
Membership of the International Association for Children's Spirituality includes hard copies of the latest edition of the International Journal of Children's Spirituality and free access to all back copies of the e-journal via the members' pages.
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Latest Issue: Volume 18 Issue 2
Happily ever-after: is there a price to be paid for children’s spiritual development? (Volume 18, Issue 2)
Brendan Hyde, Cathy Ota & Karen-Marie Yust
Spirituality and physicality: crossing thresholds (Volume 18, Issue 1
Free access to editorials
The IJCS has made the editorials from volumes 9 - 13 available free of charge. Please use the links below to access them.
- Issue 1: Preface
- Issue 2: Editorial: What legacy do we leave the next generation?
- Issue 3: Editorial.
- Issue 1: Editorial: Valuing the language of intergenerational wisdom in the spiritual education of children.
- Issue 2: Editorial: Spirituality of children and young people: a consideration of some perspectives and implications from research contextualized by Australia.
- Issue 3: Editorial: Coming out and coming in: atheism and Burma as part of the conversation on spiritual discourse.
- Issue 1: Preface.
- Issue 2: Editorial: Children's spirituality and children's rights.
- Issue 3: Editorial: No problem here? Multiculturalism, integration and spiritual capital.
- Issue 1: Editorial: 'God's away on business': does this mean we are spiritually bereft?'.
- Issue 2: Editorial: Reflecting on faith schools: an exercise in the sociological imagination.
- Issue 3: Editorial: Thinking about difference.