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Call For Papers: 2015 Religion and Spirituality in Society Conference

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Fifth international conference on religion and spirituality in society

Call For Papers

The International Advisory Board is pleased to announce the Call For Papers for the Fifth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society, held at the University of California at Berkeley in Berkeley, USA from 16-17 April.


"Social Movements and Faith"
Religious commitments are, as often as not, social commitments. In addition to its usual range of themes, this year’s special focus of the Religion and Society knowledge community is the relation of religion to social movements, ranging from movements for nominally “progressive” or “liberal” social change, to “fundamentalisms” whose religious practices are often explicitly or implicitly social and political. The conference will ask the questions: under what conditions and to what extent are religious communities socially activist, either in their doctrine or their practices? How do religious communities support or align with other social movements?

The 2015 meeting will feature a special focus on this provocative subject. We welcome open debate, discourse, and research from participants that center on this special topic, as well as any other themes or issues relevant to religion and spirituality in society.

Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, focused discussions, or colloquia are invited that address the broader themes listed below. In addition to the special focus, paper presentations will be grouped into one of the following categories for presentation at the conference:

Theme 1: Religious Foundations
Theme 2: Religious Community and Socialization
Theme 3: Religious Commonalities and Differences
Theme 4: The Politics of Religion

Presenters may also choose to submit written papers for publication to the fully refereed International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, you may still join the community by becoming a member and submit your article for peer review and possible publication, upload an online presentation, and enjoy subscriber access to the journal.

The next submission round to submit a proposal (a title and short abstract) is 2 October 2014*. For more information on submitting your proposal and registering for the conference, please visit the link below.

*Proposals are reviewed in rounds adhering to monthly deadlines. Check the website often to see the current review round.

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