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2020 Regional Meetings

Open Calls for Papers:

Southeast
Undergraduate Deadline: December 15, 2019

Upper Midwest
Deadline: December 31, 2019

Pacific Northwest
Deadline: January 3, 2020

Mid-Atlantic
Deadline: January 6, 2020

Midwest
Deadline: January 10, 2020

New England-Maritimes
Deadline: January 19, 2020

Eastern International
Deadline: February 1, 2020

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AAR Issues Statement on Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

November 21, 2015

The American Academy of Religion is deeply troubled by the rising anti-Muslim rhetoric in the United States and around the world. Hate speech and intemperate political discourse aimed at Muslims and other religious groups are opposed to the values of our learned society and to the most cherished commitments of American civic culture. We call on our members, other scholars of religion, and all Americans, to reject that divisive and dangerous speech and to reaffirm our shared commitment to a free and open society where all residents’ rights are recognized and protected.

The AAR is the world's largest scholarly society devoted to the critical study of religion. This week's sudden increase in anti-Muslim rhetoric and Islamophobia is taking place during the AAR's Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.