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Call for Proposals

This Consultation offers a forum for developing transformative strategies for integrating activism and scholarship. This includes learning in conversation with activist communities, allowing our understanding of religious traditions, culture, and knowledge itself to be shaped by such engagements. How are the studies of religions, theology, and ethics challenged by encounters between scholarship and activism? We seek to focus on the following topics:

  • Models of “poverty scholarship”
  • Exploring the social/geographical location of educational institutions as an important place of learning
  • The ethics of partnering with activist communities

We welcome proposals for papers, panels, workshops, or roundtable discussions that explore engagements between scholars, teachers, and activists in the Bay Area. Preference will be given to proposals for whole sessions and interactive formats.


This Consultation seeks to address pedagogical issues in relation to social transformation. We seek to develop models of transformational pedagogy that assist educators to combine social analysis, social action, and academic vocations of teaching, administration, and research.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposals are anonymous to Chairs and Steering Committee Members until after final acceptance or rejection.


Gabriella Lettini
Starr King School for the Ministry
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Method of Submission


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