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January 2013

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Call for Proposals

This Group welcomes individual paper, papers session, and roundtable proposals on any of the following topics:

  • Noninstitutional new religiosities

  • Legal issues in new religions

  • The sacred and the secular — new religions and popular culture

  • New religions in a historical sense, especially pre-1900

  • For a possible cosponsored session with the Contemporary Pagan Studies Group, the reconstruction of a real or imagined past as a religious impulse

  • Any other topic relevant to the study of new religions


This Group supports and encourages research on all aspects of the study of New Religious Movements. Presenters in our sessions study new and alternative religions, past and present, from a variety of methodological and disciplinary perspectives. Our sessions and additional meetings are intended to create opportunities for dialogue among academics who share a passion for understanding NRMs, and 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

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


Marie W. Dallam
University of Oklahoma
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Method of Submission


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