Religion in a Globalized Context: the Mediterranean and the World
ChouaÃ®b Doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco
September 20-22, 2012
CALL FOR PAPERS
The planning committee for the 2012 meeting of the Center for Studies on
New Religions welcomes proposals for papers and panels for its meeting
at ChouaÃ®b Doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco, to be held September
20-22, 2012. This meeting will occur in the aftermath of profound
changes in Northern Africa and the Middle East, affecting also religion.
El Jadida is a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its fortified town,
as well as a city surrounded by popular beach resorts. El Jadida is at
approximately one hour from Casablanca by car, bus, or train.
As always, attendees will be exploring a spectrum of related topics that
include but are not limited to:
– Religion in the Mediterranean Area and the Middle East after the â€œArab
– Religious Pluralism in Africa, the Mediterranean, Europe, Asia,
Oceania, and the Americas
– Religious Freedom
– Western Esotericism
– Globalized Islam in Africa and the West
– Emergence of New Spiritual Movements
– New New Religions (formed since 1995)
– Christianity in Africa and the Middle East
– Globalized Sufism
– NRMs: Old and New
A post-conference tour in the archeological and historical area near El
Jadida will be organized.
Proposals for papers and sessions should be sent to CESNUR at
firstname.lastname@example.org on or before April 30, 2012. Papers will be
accepted in English or French. Unfortunately, no scholarships will be
available to cover your travel and accommodation expenses.