New Religious Movements Print

Call for Proposals

This Group is interested in proposals for papers or panels that correspond with any of the following topics:

  • Religious communal groups of the American Midwest
  • Contemporary apocalypticism (including 2012)
  • New religious movements in international perspective
  • Scandals in new religious movements

As always, we also invite proposals on any aspect of the study of new religions.


This Group supports and encourages research in all aspects of the study of new religious movements. Presenters in our sessions study new religious movements from a variety of methodological and disciplinary perspectives and find in our sessions and additional meetings the opportunity to dialogue about their scholarship with academics who share a passion for understanding new religious movements, as well as a desire to make known to a broader audience the importance of such movements for understanding issues of religious tolerance, community building and maintenance, ritual and doctrinal innovation, and other aspects of religious life.

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.


Marie W. Dallam
University of Oklahoma
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