Spiritual Communication Division

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The primary purpose of the Spiritual Communication Division is to promote an understanding of spirituality from a communication perspective. Within this division, spirituality is grounded in three basic understandings: First, communication is the spiritual pathway through which individuals and groups make sense of the uncertainties and mysteries of everyday life. Second, spiritual communication has the capacity to unite diverse communities through the recognition of our interconnectedness. Third, spirituality, broadly defined, provides a template for examining and attempting to live a meaningful life through myriad experiences, practices, beliefs, and traditions. The division encourages a diverse range of theories, methodologies, pedagogies, and pracitces, and when relevant, the division encourages submitters to consider the applied implications of their work.

Leadership

  • Chair: Malcolm Jason, University of Jamestown
  • Vice Chair and Program Planner: Sahar Khamis, University of Maryland
  • Vice Chair-Elect: Benjamin Brandley, Arizona State University
  • Immediate Past Chair: Victoria Newsom, Olympic College
  • Secretary: Marianne Vanderbeke, Bowling Green State University 
  • Awards Committee
    • Malcolm Jason, University of Jamestown
    • Sahar Khamis, University of Maryland
    • Benjamin Brandley, Arizona State University
    • Victoria Newsom, Olympic College
  • The Council of Spiritual Wisdom Honorary Members
    • Kathleen D. Clark, University of Akron
    • Becky L. DeGreef, University of Wisconsin-Stout
    • Lara Martin Lengel, Bowling Green State University 

2023 NCA Positions

  • Legislative Assembly
    • Malcolm Jason, University of Jamestown
    • Sahar Khamis, University of Maryland
  • Nominating Committee
    • Victoria Newsom, Olympic College

SCD Membership (2013-2023)

*Official count taken each January.


109th Annual Convention -- National Harbor, MD -- November 16 - 19, 2023.

 

Convention Resources

  • SCD Call -- Deadline: Thursday, March 29, 2023 at 11:59 PM Pacific.
Award Calls
Business Meeting Minutes
Interest Group Election