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January 2013

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Call for Proposals

This Group invites proposals engaging these themes:

  • Biodemocracy

  • Disaster responses

  • Ecology, violence, and religion (including contemplative or nonviolent direct action)

  • Festivals and life events

  • Childhood nature-deficit disorder

  • Womanist/Gender issues

  • Resilience, hope, and pedagogy

  • For a cosponsored session with the Religion and Cities Group, cities represent particular environmental challenges, different than those faced in rural areas. Further, when natural disasters occur, cities are particularly vulnerable and the scale of the impact is magnified. We seek proposals that focus on the role of religion in urban environmental movements as well as religion’s response to disasters

Preference is typically given to coherent, fully-formed papers session and roundtable proposals. But individual papers related to the themes specified above, or devoted to the specific bioregion that includes Baltimore, are also welcome.


This Group critically and constructively explores how human–Earth relations are shaped by religions, cultures, and understandings of nature and the environment. We are self-consciously inter- and multi-disciplinary and include methods such as those found in the work of theologians, philosophers, religionists, ethicists, scientists, and anthropologists, among others.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposer names are anonymous to Chairs and Steering Committee members until after final acceptance or rejection.


Heather Eaton
Saint Paul University
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Lucas Johnston
Wake Forest University
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Method of Submission


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