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Chaplaincy In Aotearoa / New Zealand: Telling Our Stories

Dates and Venue

Dates: 02 - 03 December 2016

Venue: Arts / Burns Building, University of Otago

Start Time: Friday 02 December 8:30am registrations open

Conference Dinner: Friday 02 December 6:30pm, University of Otago Staff Club

Finish Time: Saturday 03 December around 5:00pm

Conference Programme 


The Conference Committee is pleased to invite you to the first Chaplaincy in Aotearoa / New Zealand Conference

The theme this year is Development, Dialogue and Diversity: Telling Our Stories

The aim of the conference is to bring together Chaplains from around New Zealand. It is an opportunity to share stories, discuss life and ministry, and to challenge one another.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Chris Marshall

We are excited to have Professor Chris Marshall as our keynote speaker for the conference this year. Prof Marshall 2

Professor Marshall holds the Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice in the School of Government at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Prior to taking up this post in 2014 he was the St John’s Professor of Christian Theology and Head of the School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies at Victoria University. Before that he taught New Testament for 19 years at the Bible College of New Zealand in Auckland, now called Laidlaw College.

Professor Marshall is author of six books and more than a hundred articles, book chapters and reference work entries and has featured extensively as a conference speaker and lecturer in a dozen countries around the world. He has won several awards, including two for excellence in tertiary teaching.

Call for Paper Proposals

The Conference Committee invites proposals from Chaplains, scholars and doctoral candidates.

We are looking for stories of success/failure, lessons learnt, and/or of biblical and theological reflection in the face of pastoral needs. These stories can, and perhaps should, be told in the first person. Papers should fall into one of the following categories:

  • Socio-historical
  • Exegetical
  • Theological
  • Pastoral
  • Cultural
  • Social
  • Philosophical legacy

Proposals should be between 250 – 300 words.

All proposals should be emailed to: Dr Leon O’Flynn  by 02 September 2016.


Accommodation has been secured at St Margaret's College.  Booking of accommodation is made using the online registration form.


Registration for the conference is now open!

Anyone wishing to attend the conference should complete the following online registration form

Registration Form

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Cara-Jane Smith
Department Administrator
Theology and Religion
University of Otago
Phone: 64 3 479 8901