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January 2011

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Call for Proposals

This Group seeks to advance the study of new religions through discussions of theory and method as well as through substantive examination of new religious forms. This year, we welcome proposals for papers or panels that correspond with any of the following areas:

  • New religions of the Pacific Rim
  • Fresh discussions of conspiracy theory
  • New Christianities of the West Coast (for a possible cosponsored session with the History of Christianity Section)
  • The appropriation of secular and/or popular culture by new religious movements
  • As always, we invite proposals for any aspect of study in new religions

Papers will be ranked and selected using a blind review process.


This Group supports and encourages research in all aspects of the study of new religious movements. We study new religious movements from a variety of methodological and disciplinary perspectives, and find the opportunity to dialogue about our scholarship with fellow academics who share a passion for understanding new religious movements, as well as a desire 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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