2017 Annual Meeting, Nov 18-21

Plan to join your colleagues in beautiful Boston for the 2017 AAR & SBL Annual Meetings. Regular rates end November 16. Register today!

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2018 Regional Meetings

The following Calls for Papers are open:

Rocky Mountain-Great Plains
Deadline: October 27

Southwest (SWCRS)
Deadline: October 15

Upper Midwest
Deadline: January 6

2017 National Humanities Conference

Register by October 27 for the NHC conference in Boston.


Chaplaincy Program: What Attendees Say

AAR-CERP Annual Chaplaincy Conference

Chaplaincy Conference, Atlanta

Comments from Participants

"Don’t believe I’ve ever been to a more valuable session . . . my entire correctional career (nearly 25 yrs)!"
Rev. J. Randy Myers, President, GraceInside (Virginia’s Prison Chaplain Service)

"To meet with Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, and Pagan scholars was so very helpful."
—Chuck Glenn, Chair, Religion Study Committee, Nebraska Department of Correctional Services

"The level of scholarship was evident and the relevance for my job perfect."
—Mark J. Leonard, then Director, Ministerial, Family & Volunteer Services, New York Department of Correctional Services

"Especially grateful for the knowledge that I’m not alone. We’re all facing the same challenges."
—Ron Turner, Director of Religious Services (retired), Tennessee Department of Corrections

"Ability to wrestle with how best to accommodate religious practices in a prison setting was invaluable."
—Ulli Klemm, Administrator, Religion, Volunteer & Recreational Services, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

"Each scholar brought a mastery of the subject. . . . engaged questions with sensitivity and understanding."
—Bruce Fenner, when he was Assistant Chaplain Administrator, Federal Bureau of Prisons

"I only wish all chaplains had the opportunity to be exposed to the scholars and their work."
—Sister Susan van Baalen, then FBOP Chaplain Administrator, and now Executive Director, Prison Outreach Ministry

"It’s extremely beneficial to be able to learn from and share information with other states."
—Kelli West, Religious Practices Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Corrections

"My attendance . . . allows me the opportunity to return to my agency with best practices ideas."
—Joe Baldassano, former chair, Religion Study Committee, Nebraska Department of Correctional Services

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