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Call for Proposals

This Consultation invites papers and panel proposals that explore the various dimensions of King’s life and theology, as well as the Civil Rights Movement. Strong consideration will be given to papers and panel proposals that attend to the following themes:

  • Women
  • Racial/ethnic differences
  • Mass incarceration
  • The Civil Rights Movement
  • Theologies of hope
  • Nonviolent passive resistance
  • Concepts of human freedom

As 2011 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Freedom Rides campaign of 1961, this will serve as a historical backdrop for this year’s call for proposals.


The purpose of this Consultation is to critically reflect upon the theological and ethical dimensions of King’s life and thought. Areas of inquiry in relation to King include, but are not limited to, social justice, nonviolence, war and peace, the beloved community, human dignity, and the broader intersections between liberal theologies and the Civil Rights Movement.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposals are anonymous to Chairs and Steering Committee Members until after final acceptance or rejection.


Johnny B. Hill
Foundation for Reconciliation and Dialogue
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Method of Submission


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