AASR July Newsletter


Revised The second part of a Special Issue on Religion and Violence (2021; Vol. 34, No. 1) is now published with the Journal of the Academic Study of Religion. This Special Issue is guest edited by Dr Kathleen McPhillips, with the following papers:

Kathleen McPhillips — Introduction to Special Issue on Religion and Violence
Kathleen McPhillips — Mobilising for Justice: The Contribution of Organised Survivor Groups in Australia to Addressing Sexual Violence against Children in Christian Churches
Erin Martine Sessions —Watching the Watchmen: How Does the Violence in Song of Songs 5:7 Speak to Australia’s Problem with Violence against Women and vice versa?
Filippo Rutto, Erica Viola & Maria Grazia Monaci — The Role of Religion in Social and Democratic System Justification: The Case of Italian Catholicism
Adam Possamai, Gary Long & Victor Counted — An Analysis of Australian Research Council’s Grants in Religion
Philip Hughes — Do Religion and Spirituality Make a Contribution to the Public Good? The Association of Religion and Spirituality with Volunteering
Book Reviews: Faggioli’s The Liminal Papacy of Pope Francis: Moving toward Global Catholicity reviewed by John A. Rees; Pippin’s Metaphysical Exile: On J.M. Coetzee’s Jesus Fictions reviewed by Ibrahim Abraham


National Graduate Student Workshop: Representing Belief, 7-8 December 2021 (online). Application deadline: 30 Sep 2021. More info. 

46th Annual Conference of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion on ‘Hope’, 9-10 December 2021. Abstract deadline: 31 Oct 2021. More info. 

New TASA Thematic Week (Religion Thematic Group), 22-26 Nov 2021. Abstract deadline extended 26 July 2021. More info

New Zealand Association for the Study of Religion Conference on ‘Aotearoa Spirit’, Victoria University of Wellington, 29-30 November 2021. Abstract deadline: 3 September 2021. More info. 

Upcoming Event:

Flows of Innovation in Fo Guang Shan Oceania: transregional dynamics behind the Buddha’s Birthday Festival. 15 July 2021. 4-5.30pm. Zoom event. More info.

Job Opportunity:

Director for research, study and innovation: Religious studies, Fondazione Bruno Kessler.

Members’ Publications:

Rayson, Dianne. 2021. Bonhoeffer and Climate Change: Theology and Ethics for the Anthropocene. Lexington/Fortress Academic.

Have you a new event, job opportunity or latest publication to share with us? Please get in touch with the AASR’s Communication Officer, Dr Enqi Weng, at enqi.weng@deakin.edu.au with details by mid of 2nd and 4th week of each month to be included in our newsletter. Thank you.