Category Archives: Journal Announcements

Call for papers: Special journal issue on ‘Leadership, Authority and Representation in British Muslim Communities’

Special Issue of the journal ‘Religions’

Following our very successful one-day conference on ‘Leadership, Authority and Representation in British Muslim Communities’ at Cardiff University last month, we are now actively seeking articles for a Special Issue of the international peer-review journal Religions<> on the same conference theme. This edition of the journal is being co-edited by Professor Sophie Gilliat-Ray and Dr Riyaz Timol.
We are inviting articles of 5,000-8,000 words (including all references and footnotes) by 25th April, though there may be scope to extend that deadline by a few weeks (only) if this makes the difference in terms of potential contributions.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like further information. We very much hope you will consider the submission of a paper. Please do circulate to your networks.

With thanks
Sophie Gilliat-Ray and Riyaz Timol

Seeking reviewers for a special journal issue on gender, identity, and religion.

The journal Social Inclusion is preparing an issue on gender, identity and religion and is seeking reviewers for the submitted articles. 

The peer-review is expected to take place in February and the regular turnaround period for the review report is two weeks.   (Reviewers needing more days to complete the review are welcome to inform the journal’s staff).

If you are interested, please write:

António Vieira
Social Inclusion
Cogitatio Press
1070-129 Lisbon

Journal of Dharma Studies

Journal of Dharma Studies

Philosophy, Theology, Ethics, and Culture

Journal of Dharma Studies Philosophy, Theology, Ethics, and Culture

We are delighted to announce the inaugural issue of the Journal of Dharma Studies.

The concept of the Journal of Dharma Studies arose from the scholarship produced by a learned society, the Dharma Academy of North America (DANAM), which has been meeting annually for over fifteen years in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR). Over this time, nearly a thousand scholars have participated in or attended the conferences of DANAM and helped foster analytical-constructive and translational research and scholarship on various fields and sub-disciplines. All of which comprise the diverse expressions of the Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist religious traditions.

All articles published with Dharma Studies will be free to access until 2020. We hope you will enjoy the first issue and will sign up to receive the table of contents of every new issue published.

If you have any questions about the journal do not hesitate to contact the editors-in-chief.

Rita D. Sherma, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, USA
Purushottama Bilimoria , Graduate Theological Union and University of California, Berkeley, USA; The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Article Notice: Comparing 19th-century kosher debates with contemporary halal debates

John Lever has recently published a paper comparing debates about kosher meat and Jewish immigration to England in the 18/19th centuries with contemporary controversy over halal meat and Muslim immigration in the 20/21st centuries.

Lever, J. (2018) Halal meat and religious slaughter: from spatial concealment to social controversy – breaching the boundaries of the permissible? Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space.

CFP: “Gendering Jesus”

Special Issue of Religion and Gender

Guest editors Jamie Pitts (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, US) and Peter-Ben Smit (Free University Amsterdam/Utrecht University, the Netherlands) have just issued a call for papers for the Religion and Gender special issue entitled ‘Gendering Jesus’.

We invite you to review the call for papers at, or check it in attachment.
Please, do forward the call for papers in your networks and/or feel warmly invited to consider submitting a manuscript.
Thanks for the continuing interest in our work,

Journal Issue: Religion and Gender

Religion and Gender has just published its latest issue at We invite you to review the new issue Contents here and visit our web site to review articles and other items of interest.

Religion and Gender
Vol 8, No 1 (2018): Christianity, Gender, Sexuality and the Law in Latin America
Table of Contents
Editorial (1-3)
        Journal Editors
Guest Editorial
Introduction: Christianity, Gender, Sexuality and the Law in Latin America (4-13)
        Macarena Sáez,  José Manuel Morán Faúndes
Articles (special issue)
Sexuality, Law, and Religion in Latin America: Frameworks in Tension (14-31)
        Juan Marco Vaggione
The Crusade against Same-Sex Marriage in Colombia (32-49)
        Mauricio Albarracín,    Julieta Lemaitre
The Development of “Pro-Life” NGOs in Argentina: Three Strategic Movements (50-67)
        José Manuel Morán Faúndes
The Regulation of Abortion in Chile: The Failure of the Separation of Church and State (68-83)
        Macarena Sáez
Sexual rights, Religion and Post-Neoliberalism in Argentina (2003-2015) (84-101)
        Daniel Jones,   Lucía Ariza,    Mario Pecheny
Pentecostals and Human Rights Controversies in Brazil (102-119)
        Maria das Dores Campos Machado

Nordisk judaistik/Scandinavian Jewish Studies has been published

Dear Colleagues,

We are happy to announce the publication of Vol. 29/2 of the journal Nordisk judaistik/Scandinavian Jewish Studies
Nordisk judaistik/Scandinavian Jewish Studies aims at promoting Jewish studies in Scandinavia by publishing scholarly articles, surveys and documents, by reviewing recent literature, and compiling bibliographies. The contributions are published in one of the Scandinavian languages, or in English, German or French, with an abstract in English. The journal is strictly academic and does not pursue any special religious, political or cultural policy. It is published open access online.
Thanks for the continuing interest in our work,
Karin Hedner Zetterholm & Ruth Illman
Editors of Nordisk judaistik/Scandinavian Jewish Studies

Dr Ruth Illman
Föreståndare, Donnerska institutet
Docent i religionsvetenskap, Åbo Akademi

Dr Ruth Illman
Director, the Donner Institute
Docent of Comparative Religion, Åbo Akademi University

CFP: Special journal issue on “Fashion/Religion Interfaces”

Call for papers for a special issue of the journal Religions

The complex interconnections between religious beliefs and fashion in clothing have been increasingly recognised by researchers, journalists and fashion producers. At the same time, fashion has begun to be a force that can shape religious communities and create debates, often of a controversial nature, within and between faiths. This special issue of Religions will explore these matters, focusing on sartorial fashion/religion interfaces in their diverse and multiple forms across the world today.

Fashion scholarship has long claimed that no-one exists fully outside of fashion systems. Yet many religious believers, especially those with more conservative mindsets, think that they are not influenced by secular and commercial fashion trends. So, who is right? At the same time, some religiously-oriented individuals may embrace fashion fully, while others might seek to balance fashionability with religious precepts and forms of conduct. Which sorts of balancing and mediating are occurring across the world today, among different religious groups in diverse locations? Which social and cultural forces and contexts shape these balancing acts? What are the differences between religiously-oriented dress practices in ‘home’ countries and in diasporic contexts? How are these matters bound up with globalization processes?

Most scholarly attention on fashion/religion interfaces has been on women’s dress practices, but what about men? In what ways do dynamics to do with sexualities, ethnicities, classes, disabilities, and other social factors impact on religiously-aware dress choices?

While the major scholarly and political focus has recently been on the relations between Islam and fashion, especially in terms of veiling, people with other religious affiliations must also make choices regarding fashion and dress issues. Papers focusing on any religion and belief system, and on any geographical (and/or virtual) location, are welcomed for this special edition. Articles comparing different religious and/or sectarian groups are also invited.

Contributions are sought from diverse disciplinary and inter-disciplinary backgrounds across the social sciences and humanities. Papers which report novel empirical findings, and innovate in theoretical and methodological terms, are particularly encouraged.

Special issue website with submission instructions:

Submission deadline: 1 April 2019

Queries: Anna-Mari Almila

Journal Issue: Sociology of Islam

Volume 6, Special Issue: Unregistered Muslim Marriages: Regulations and Contestations, 2018