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January 2012

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Call for Proposals

This Group will consider papers on all topics, however our focus in 2012 will be on “Authority and Morality in Bioethics.” Examples include the interplay between morality and religious, legal, or scientific authority, or the notion of ethical authority as it relates to personal conscience and professional expertise. We especially welcome proposals that focus on disciplines and traditions not commonly represented in the bioethics literature, such as “non-Western” religions.


This Group offers a unique venue within the AAR for addressing the intersections of religion, bioethics, and health/health-care related matters. It encourages creative and scholarly examinations of these intersections, drawing on such disciplines as religious and philosophical ethical theory, theology, ethnography, clinical ethics, history, and law. It seeks to undertake this scholarly work by drawing on a variety of perspectives (e.g., Feminist/Womanist/Mujerista, cross-cultural, and interreligious) and to demonstrate the contributions that religious and ethical scholarship can offer to the critical exploration of contemporary bioethical issues.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposals are anonymous to Chairs and steering committee members during review, but visible to Chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection.


Swasti Bhattacharyya
Buena Vista University
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Laura Kicklighter
Lynchburg College
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Method of Submission


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