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CESNUR: The 2012 International Conference

Religion in a Globalized Context: the Mediterranean and the World

Chouaîb Doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco

September 20-22, 2012


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 Chouaîb 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 “Arab


– 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 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.