On 6-8 July 2017 the George Sainsbury Foundation together with the Programme in Theological and Religious Studies at the University of Auckland are the conference Spirit Possession: Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives.

The conference brings together thirteen international and New Zealand speakers who will address the subject of spirit possession from a range of disciplinary perspectives including  psychiatry, linguistics, anthropology, philosophy and law.

The conference is also open to participants from interested public bodies such as government and public agencies and religious communities who find themselves dealing with claims of spirit possession in our increasingly plural society.

Registration is free for up to 60 participants.