2024 Conference

Registration for the 2024 conference is now open.

The plenary speakers and topics are:
  • Neil Messer (Baylor University/SSCE President), "The Decline of the Human? Identity, Agency, and Justice in an Age of Emerging Neurotechnologies" (Presidential Address).
  • Nicholas Adams (University of Birmingham), on the decline of the study of religion and theology
  • Eboni Marshall Turman (Yale University Divinity School), "Make the Church Great Again: Black Womanist Christian Ethics and the Paradox of Decline"
  • Eve Poole, "DECLAINE - How the design of AI is eroding our humanity"

More Information and Registration

Discounted early bird booking rates are available until 11:59pm on 3 July 2024.

Conference booking closes at 11:59pm on 7 August 2024.

The conference will begin Thursday 5 September 2024 with registrations from 13:30-16:00 and the Postgraduate Forum at 14:00 and Welcome for all particiapants at 16:00. The conference will end on Saturday 7 September with lunch at 12:45-13:45.




  The Society for the Study of Christian Ethics

  • holds an annual conference which attracts leading scholars and practitioners from academia, politics, the church and society
    throughout the United Kingdom, continental Europe, and the United States;
  • sponsors the leading scholarly journal Studies in Christian Ethics, published quarterly;
  • sponsors a postgraduate forum with regular conferences and support for PhD students;
  • and maintains a database of members and their interests, enabling others to identify colleagues who are working in areas
    similar to their own.

  The objectives of the Society

  • to encourage and further the study of Christian ethics in its practical and theoretical aspects;
  • to strengthen the teaching and learning of ethics as an academic discipline;
  • to encourage serious ethical thinking and discussion in the life of churches;
  • to foster the exercise of Christian social responsibility;
  • to hold a Conference and at least one General Meeting of the Society in each calendar year


  • We welcome the participation of those who are share these objectives. Join the society and become a member to be kept
    of our news and events, or attend the annual conference. The full constitution of the Society is also available
  • By becoming a member of the society, you will also receive an online account, which will enable you to use a number of
    sections of our website: to submit a conference paper proposal and to register for our conferences. 
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