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Thousands of Religion Scholars Meet in Montréal, November 7–10

October 7, 2009

Contact: Susan Snider

Some 4,500 scholars converge on Montréal, Québec, Nov. 7–10, 2009, to review the latest research in the field of religion at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion. Accompanying them are more than 75 publishers, whose displays will create one of the world’s largest bookstores specializing in religion.

More than 400 meeting sessions are scheduled this year on topics such as Islam and modernity; the economy; biomedical ethics; politics; globalization and poverty; sports; world cinema; indigenous peoples; patriotism and the military; cognitive science; atheism and secularism; and more than 20 sessions with a special focus on Québec.

Among the hundreds of distinguished panelists are Tariq Ramadan, Thomas Altizer, Reza Aslan, George Elliott Clarke, James Cone, Gerard Bouchard, Diana Eck, Alanis Obomsawin, Charles Taylor, Emilie Townes, Cornel West, and Slavoj Žižek.

The publishers’ exhibits and the meeting sessions take place at the Palais des Congrès. Registration, which is required for admission to the sessions, is free for journalists, as is admission to the exhibit hall, and can be arranged in advance or on site at the Palais des Congrès.

The AAR, celebrating its 100th anniversary, is the world’s largest association of religion scholars with more than 10,000 members from some 1,000 colleges, universities, seminaries, and schools in North America and abroad. Its mission is to foster excellence in the study of religion by promoting research, publishing, and teaching about religion in academia. The AAR neither endorses nor rejects any religious belief or practice.

To find out more information or to preregister for the meeting, contact Susan Snider at or 404-727-4725.