Call for Papers

Call for Papers What does it mean to be human? Theological, Scientific and Moral Dimensions

Wycliffe College is seeking papers for our upcoming conference What does it mean to be human? Theological, Scientific and Moral Dimensions. This conference will explore interdisciplinary perspectives on the question, What Does it Mean to be Human? We invite submissions for 15-minute papers or case studies that will address the topic from a variety of academic disciplines, and we would particularly welcome any exploration of the theological, scientific and/or moral connections on the following, but not limited to, topics.

  • Disability
  • Gender Identity
  • Transhumanism
  • Theological Anthropology
  • Artifical Intelligence
  • Cognition
  • Role of Christian Faith in Secular Spaces
  • Language and Terminology in Public Practice and Discourse
  • Bioethics
  • Philosophy
  • Biology
  • Ethics
  • Contemporary Dignity for the dying
  • IVF and Surrogacy
  • Pastoral and Congregational Approaches to Ethical and Social Issues

Date: June 8th and 9th, 2022
Venue: Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto
Paper Presentation Format: 15 minute oral presentation, followed by Q&A. We will accommodate both in person and online presentations
Submission form: Submission Details Abstract submission deadline: April 30th, 2022
Accepted Papers: We will contact the accepted presenters for further instructions on May 5th.

Papers will be selected based on quality, relevance, and conference capacity.


Contact Info: 

For any inquiries, please contact Stephen Hewko, program director at Wycliffe College,