Nordic Conference on Religious Education (NCRE) 2013 June 10-13, Reykjavik, Iceland


Important dates

Registration desk is open from 13.00 on June 10th

The conference dates are June 10-13 2013

Deadline for full papers is April 30 2013.

Deadline for registration and payment of registration fee is April 30 2013. 

Deadline for paper abstracts is December 15 2012

Deadline for proposing symposia is December 15 2012

Welcome to the 12th Nordic Conference on Religious Education (NCRE) June 10-13 2013 in Reykjavik, Iceland

´Religious education in post-secular (?) societies’


The School of Education, University of Iceland, is proud to host the 12th
Nordic Conference on Religious Education and welcomes researchers,
practitioners and other interested in religious education to contribute in
exploring the conference theme.

The theme of the conference is ‘Religious education in post-secular (?) societies’. The focus will be on religion and change in the Nordic and other European societies and how these changes create new challenges for religious education in schools and other societal institutions such as churches etc. The societal changes also influence teacher education and higher learning institutions.
In this conference our purpose is to elucidate these issues by assembling researchers in the field and present recent research through internationally renowned speakers. We also welcome everybody with a research interest in these issues to bring their contribution to this context and we aim at gathering Nordic and hopefully overseas researchers with an interest in issues of religious education in times of change. Religious education research has an important role to play in critical reflection on religious diversity and societal change. There is also a conscious ambition to invite PhD students to the conference so as to secure that the knowledge shared will influence new generations of researchers and hence build and develop further research capacity in the field.

Keynote speakers are:

Dr. Ingvill Thorson Plesner, University of Oslo, Norwegian Center for Human Rights

Professor Jón Ólafsson, Bifröst University

Professor Linda Woodhead, Lancaster University

Professor Robert Jackson, University of Warwick


The conference language is English, but it will also be possible to present papers
in Nordic languages for those who do not feel ready to do so in English.

The conference will be held at the University of Iceland, School of Education,
Stakkahlid, 105 Reykjavik, Iceland.

The conference will begin at noon on June 10 and end in the evening on
June 13 2013.