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Call for papers : International Conference - Shall We Talk about Trust?

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Shall We Talk about Trust?

Dear Researchers, Academicians, and Professionals,

We are delighted to announce the call for papers for the Interdisciplinary International Conference on Trust, scheduled to be held on November 4-November 7, 2024, at Saint Paul University in Ottawa, Canada. The conference will be held in 2 languages: English and French. Both conferences will have 6 keynote speakers and workshops in their respective languages. The schedule of the conference will allow bi-lingual participants to participate in both conferences. The conference will be held on site and online.

The full title of the conference reads: Shall We Talk About Trust? How to Restore Trust in the Catholic Church after its Betrayal in the Abuse Scandals?

Call For Papers

We invite submissions on a wide range of topics related to trust, that will be helpful in addressing the issue in the Catholic Church.

Possible submissions include but are not limited to:

  1. Trust in Personal Relationships
  2. Trust in Helping Relationships (Therapy, Pastoral and/or Spiritual Care…)
  3. Institutional Trust
  4. Trust in Technology, Digital Platforms and Social Media
  5. Cross-cultural Perspectives on Trust
  6. Trust and Ethical Decision-Making
  7. Ethical Reflections on Betrayal of Trust
  8. Trust in Families
  9. Impact of the Betrayal of Trust on Faith
  10. Theological Reflection on Trust
  11. The Impact of Trust Issues on Church’s Credibility, Membership and Mission
  12. Trust in Legal Systems
  13. Intersections of Trust, Power and Authority
  14. Building and Rebuilding Trust in Organizations
  15. The Role of Church Leadership in Building Trust
  16. Restorative Justice and Healing

Submission Guidelines

  • Abstracts (300 words) should be submitted by September 15th, 2024.
  • All submissions should be in English or French.

Additional Information

Keynote Speakers:
We are pleased to announce that the conference will feature keynote addressed from renowned experts in the field of trust. Their insights will provide a rich context for the conference themes and inspire thought-provoking discussions.

Publication Opportunities:
Selected papers will have the opportunity to be published.

Important Dates

  • September 15th, 2024 – Abstract Submission Deadline
  • September 22nd, 2024 – Notification of Acceptance
  • November 4th – 7th, 2024 – Conference Dates


The conference will be hosted at Saint Paul University, Main Street 223, in Ottawa, Canada. The University offers a simulating environment for academic exchange and networking.


Online and in-person participation 

  • Early Bird Price: $50
  • Fee after September 15th, 2024: $75

* Please note: If you are planning on attending both English and French Conferences you will need to register twice. The total for the full conference is $100 (Early Bird Price), and $150 (after September 15th, 2024).

** Please do not forget to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) if you are traveling from abroad.

Lieu de la conférence 

La conférence se tiendra à l’Université Saint-Paul, 223 rue Main, à Ottawa, Canada. L’université offre un environnement de simulation pour l’échange académique et le réseautage.


For more information and submission details, please visit the event page : International Conference: Shall We Talk About Trust?
or contact us at : trustresearch@ustpaul.ca.

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