Call for Proposals
This Group seeks proposals from varied religious traditions, geographical locations, and disciplinary backgrounds, including social sciences and theology, on the following topics:
- Any aspect of religion and migration
- Contemporary immigration and public policy, including detention and deportation. What is the role of religious organizations in advocacy and/or support, the ethical or theological considerations, or the influence of religion on those formulating and being affected by such policies?
- For a cosponsored session with the Middle Eastern Christianity Group and the Contemporary Islam Group, Middle Eastern Christian and/or Muslim migrant communities — participants are encouraged to submit proposals with sound methodologies that address issues related to migration
- For a cosponsored session with the Childhood Studies and Religion Group, the religious practices, expressions, and beliefs of young migrants, including those that discuss issues pertaining to second or third generation immigrants
- For a possible cosponsored session with the Childhood Studies and Religion Group and the North American Hinduism Group, the transmission of tradition to North American Hindu children
- For a cosponsored session with the Pentecostal–Charismatic Movements Group, Ethics Section, and Religious Conversions Group, exploring practices, ethics, and effects of religious conversion, especially those relating to immigration, migration, and/or Pentecostalism
This Group is a forum in which scholars working on religion and migration from multiple perspectives can interact across methodologies, religious traditions, and regions. We solicit papers addressing the religious practices, experiences, needs, and beliefs of migrating peoples who adapt to new environments and impact their societies of origin and destination. We understand religion and migration broadly, from the religious communities of rural migrants in regional cities to the new understandings of religion that second-generation children construct in order to make sense of their ethnic identities or ethical responses of receiving communities. If you are interested in subscribing to our listserv, please contact Alison R. Marshall, Brandon University,
Anonymity of Review Process
Proposer names are anonymous to Chairs and Steering Committee members until after final acceptance or rejection.
Alison R. Marshall
Episcopal Divinity School
Method of Submission