January 2011

African Religions PDF-NOTE: Internet Explorer Users, right click the PDF Icon and choose [save target as] if you are experiencing problems with clicking. Print

Call for Proposals

This Group encourages critical inquiry about religions originating in Africa, as well as all those practiced on that continent. Proposals should go beyond mere description, analyzing conceptual tools and methods employed. This year, we invite individual papers or panel proposals on the following themes:

  • Teaching African religions — challenges and methods. Focus may range from multidisciplinary approaches and media to considerations of institutional type — college/university, public/private, confessional/secular — or their representation. Presentations must reflect innovative pedagogical style
  • Media, technology, and the dissemination and reconfiguration of African and African diaspora religions
  • African traditions and peacemaking in situations of political conflict
  • Reconceiving gender in religions in Africa


This Group provides a forum for the discussion of research on the multiple religious traditions of Africa, methodological issues in the study of the religions of Africa, and African religious responses to ethical and social issues affecting the continent. We encourage the participation of Africans and non-African scholars in the leadership of the Group and in participation in its programs.

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.


Laura Grillo
Pacifica Graduate Institute
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Tapiwa Mucherera
Asbury Theological Seminary
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