Spirituality and Appreciative Inquiry


This issue of AI Practitioner celebrates the spiritual dimension by exploring its connections with AI theory and practice. The articles reflect explicitly on how spirituality, spiritual practice, and AI flow together to shape the experiences of practitioners and participants and to bring transformative meaning into whatever context AI is being applied.


Author: Duane R. Bidwell

Duane R. Bidwell, PhD associate professor of practical theology, spiritual care and counseling at Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, CA, is a spiritually integrative psychotherapist and Presbyterian pastor who works from social constructionist perspectives. He wrote Short-term Spiritual Guidance and Empowering Couples: A Narrative Approach to Spiritual Care.

E: dbidwell@cst.edu

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Author: Katherine Rand

Katherine Rand, MPP is pursuing a PhD in practical theology at the Claremont School of Theology. Her spiritual practice is rooted in the Buddhist tradition and her clinical training has been in healthcare. Katherine is especially interested in the intersection of the religious and secular, and in understanding and caring for religiously plural individuals.. E: katherine.rand@cst.edu

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