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Call for Proposals

This Consultation explores the intersections of religious dimensions in international development. We encourage panel and individual paper proposals that are interdisciplinary in method and incorporate PowerPoint/multimedia. We have five areas of particular interest:

  • Public health initiatives and activities that are religiously based and/or exhibit religious practices
  • The work of and challenges created by religiously affiliated NGOs and INGOs in conflict zones, especially in the Middle East
  • Critiques of religion and development that incorporate gender and sexuality
  • The responses of religious communities and/or faith-inspired organizations to immigration and migration
  • Microfinance — opportunities and critiques


Religion, spirituality, and faith are themes gaining interest and prominence in the field of international development studies. This Consultation addresses the topical intersection of religious studies and international development studies. Our primary objective is to establish the focus of an ongoing discussion that engages the relevant areas of the religion academy. A second related objective is to bring scholars from “outside” the AAR into this discussion, including scholars who are internationally based or who are from other disciplines.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposer names are visible to Chairs but anonymous to Steering Committee Members.


Scott T. Kline
University of Waterloo
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Nathan R. B. Loewen
McGill University
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Method of Submission


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