CFP: Religious Movements in a Globalized World – Korea, Asia, and Beyond

The 2016 CESNUR Conference
Co-organized by:
Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR)
International Society for the Study of New Religions (ISSNR)
Korean Academy of New Religions (KANR)
Department of Daesoon Theology, Daejin University

Daejin University – 1007 Hoguk Road, Pocheon City, Republic of Korea
5 July – 10 July 2016


The 2016 CESNUR Conference will go to Asia for the second time, after
CESNUR 2011 in Taiwan. We welcome papers especially on this year’s
theme: «Religious Movements in a Globalized World: Korea, Asia, and Beyond».

As the 2014 CESNUR Conference in Waco (Texas), focused on globalization
and how religious movements adapt to external and societal changes, in
2016 we plan to discuss how global is globalization, and how it affects
internal changes in the movements and religious innovation. With this
theme in mind, we will welcome especially papers on recently born new
religious movements, new forms of religious innovation, and on religious
movements in Asia and of Asian origin, particularly Korea.

Papers will also be welcome on:

  • Change in “old” new religions
  • New religious movements and the visual arts
  • Esoteric movements and innovation
  • New religions operating as global networks
    and all those topics upon which you are currently conducting research in
    our usual, larger area.

Papers and sessions proposals should be submitted by E-mail before the
close of business on 15 February 2016 to,
accompanied by an abstract of no more than 300 words and a CV of no more
than 200 words. Proposals may be submitted either in English or in French.