Non-DiscriminationThe following resolution was adopted by the AAR Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting in November 2008. The resolution was put forth by the Status of LGBTIQ Persons in the Profession Task Force, with support from the Status of Women in the Profession Committee and the Status of Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession Committee.
The American Academy of Religion respects the rights, dignity and worth of all people. It unequivocally rejects all forms of harassment and unethical discrimination, including discrimination and harassment based on race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnicity, citizenship, sex, gender expression or identification, sexual orientation, disability, religion, culture, political convictions, socioeconomic status, age, health conditions or marital, domestic, or parental status, or any other applicable basis proscribed by law. All activities taking place under the aegis of the AAR (including the annual meeting, regional meetings and academy-sponsored committees, publications, and sessions) are bound by this anti-discrimination policy.