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Dear Readers:

Welcome back to Religious Studies News! Many of you are now through the academic year and I hope you are enjoying the start of your summer hiatus.

I am sure you are eager to explore our May issue of RSN. We have a substantial Annual Meeting section, including quite a bit of information about our upcoming 2011 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California.

The News section contains information about the AAR inner workings, including our new Board structure, regions restructuring, and new staff members. The News section also contains information about grants, publishing, and teaching.

Our special Focus section explores scholarship and activism in, with, and for LGBTIQ communities. Our Features section also discusses immigration reform and linking the academy to activism, as well as the relationship between religion and theology.

Our Spotlight on Teaching in this issue discusses teaching religion and ecology — from the abstract to the personal, from despair to hope.

And finally, please be sure to check out our growing Resources section. We have added several items to the website in the months since our last issue. Inside the Resources Menu are several hidden gems of the website, including:

  • Ask Academic Abby: Provides advice given on professional concerns and how to navigate the occasionally treacherous waters of academe. We are always seeking new material.

  • Archives: Includes past issues of RSN and Spotlight. Additions have been made to this section as we continue to add new material.

  • Recommended Reading: Lists influential, pivotal, seminal, or otherwise important publications in various fields of religion and theology. Additions have been made to this section.


Stephanie Gray
RSN Editor


This website contains archived issues of Religious Studies News published online from March 2010 to May 2013, and PDF versions of print editions published from Winter 2001 to October 2009.

This site also contains archived issues of Spotlight on Teaching (May 1999 to May 2013) and Spotlight on Theological Education (March 2007 to March 2013).

For current issues of RSN, beginning with the October 2013 issue, please see here.