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April 1, 2019
CFP: Yogascapes in Japan 2019 Conference (July 9–13, 2019, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan)

The second Yogascapes in Japan Conference, titled "Global Coercion-scapes: The Political Economy of Imaginative Consumption, Implicated Subjects, Wellness Tourism, and Sustainable Development" will be held in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, July 9–13, 2019. For more information about the Call for Papers (submission closes April 1, 2019), registration, travel arrangements, etc., please go to website: We look forward to seeing you in Japan, soon. For any questions, please contact: Dr. Patrick McCartney -

April 9, 2019
Joachim Viens Memorial Lecture: A Ministry of Presence: Spiritual Care for All. Speaker: Dr. Winnifred Fallers Sullivan

The first Viens Memorial Lecture, hosted by the World Wisdoms Project, will be given by Dr. Winnifred Sullivan. Chaplaincy traces its origins to the medieval church and yet this profession is at the very forefront of a rapidly changing and diverse religious scene in the twenty-first century. The work that chaplains do, their training for that work, their responsiveness to the spiritual marketplace, and their regulation by the government, deserve attention. April 9, 2019. 6:30 pm. The Drake Center. 802 West Drake Road Fort Collins, CO 80526. Open to all. Reception to follow talk.

April 15, 2019
CFP: Arc: Journal of the School of Religious Studies, McGill University

The editors of Arc: Journal of the School of Religious Studies are pleased to announce an open call for papers and book reviews for the forthcoming volume (Vol. 46). Arc is an interdisciplinary, refereed journal published annually by the School of Religious Studies, McGill University. Arc encourages submissions from diverse religious traditions and perspectives. The submission deadline for Volume 46 is April 15, 2019. For detailed submission guidelines, please consult the Guidelines for Contributors (PDF) on our website (

April 22, 2019
Theta Alpha Kappa Graduate Fellowship Award Announcement

Chapters of Theta Alpha Kappa may nominate seniors or recent alumni who continue study religion or theology at the graduate level for the 2019 Graduate Fellowship Award. Applications are to be submitted through the online application form by 11:59 pm EST, April 23, 2019. See for more information.

April 25–26
Symposium on Religion, Racism, and Religious Racism (UNC Charlotte, Live Streaming Available)

On April 25-26, 2019, the Africana Studies Department at UNC Charlotte will host its 17th Annual Symposium, “Religion, Racism and Religious Racism: The Color of Faith Discrimination.” The symposium will open on April 25 with a moderated discussion with Babalorixá Gustavo Melo Cerqueira titled “Religious Racism in Brazil: Evangelical Extremism Against African Diaspora Faiths.” On April 26, the event will continue with five hour-long panels, as well as a special presentation by Dr. Abbas Barzegar, Director of Research at the Council on American-Islamic Relations. This event is free and open to the public. Live streaming is available. Register at


May 1, 2019
CFP: REA Annual Meeting (November 1–3, 2019, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

The CFP for the REA2019 Annual Meeting is now available. Scheduled for November 1-3 in Toronto, Ontario, the theme of the meeting is "Coexistence in divided societies: Pedagogies of the sacred, of difference, of hope." Dr. Hanan Alexander, University of Haifa, is the program chair for this meeting which invites paper proposals from a diverse group of scholars. You do not need to be a member of the Religious Education Association to respond to the CFP, but if your proposal is accepted through the double-blind peer review process, you must join the association. More information at the conference website:

May 31, 2019
CFP: 2020 Annual Meeting of the Society of Jewish Ethics (January 9–12, 2020, Washington, DC)

The 2020 meeting of the Society of Jewish Ethics will take place in Washington, DC, January 9–12. Please see our call for paper proposals. We very much would welcome your submitting a proposal. We also would be most appreciative if you might share the CFP with colleagues and students. Proposals, which should consist of a tentative title, an abstract (500–700 words), a selected bibliography of between five and ten sources, and the contact information of the presenter (name; institutional affiliation, if any; phone number; and e-mail address), are due Friday, May 31, 2019. They should be emailed to

CFP: Digital Humanities in Biblical Studies and Theology in Open Theology

Open Theology ( invites submissions for the topical issue "Digital Humanities in Biblical Studies and Theology". The topic comprises all topics related to the digitization of biblical and theological studies, from theoretical or epistemological thoughts to the presentation of digital projects. Submissions will be collected through May 31, 2019 via the on-line submission system at Further questions about this thematic issue can be addressed to Dr. Claire Clivaz, In case of technical or financial questions, please contact the journal's managing editor, Dr. Katarzyna Tempczyk, at


June 1, 2019
Theologians Apply Now to Explore Psychological Science (January 6–18, 2020, Fuller Theological Seminary)

The Science, Theology, & Religion Office at Fuller Theological Seminary is hosting an immersive, two-week residential seminar on the topic of Christology, titled "Completely Human, Completely Divine." What new insights concerning human nature may be discovered when theology and psychological science are brought together? Join this initiative that will support science-engaged theology. Applications are DUE June 1, 2019. If you're accepted you'll receive a $2,000 stipend, funds for travel, and the opportunity to apply for special project funding. Applicants must be early- to mid-career theologians with faculty posts (tenured or non-tenured). Visit for more information.

June 3, 2019
Call for Proposals: Newberry Seminar on Religion and Culture in the Americas 2019–2020

The Religion and Culture in the Americas Seminar explores topics in religion and culture broadly from interdisciplinary perspectives. We are interested in how religious belief has affected society, rather than creedal-or theological focused studies. The Seminar provides an opportunity for scholars to share works-in-progress, and we encourage papers that use new methods, unveil archival discoveries, or need feedback in preparation for book and journal article presentation. The seminar will meet on selected Fridays during the academic year. For more about the seminar please visit our website: To submit a proposal, please visit our webform at

June 3–5, 2019
Conference: Implicit Religion USA Conference (Monmouth University)

There are a small number of spaces left for the USA Implicit Religion Conference. It runs June 3–5 in New Jersey at Monmouth University. The cost is $220 for the conference, 2 nights accommodation, meals, refreshments and campus facilities. It is open to all, including undergraduate students, postgraduate students, precarious and marginalised scholars, as well as interested members of the public. Keynote: Dr Elayne Oliphant "Xenophobia & the Inequality of Public Religious Life" Workshop: Dr S. Brent Plate, "How to get published in academia." All bookings must be made through the website.


July 15, 2019
CFP: Special Issue of the Journal of Religion and Violence, "Islam and Violence"

This special issue of the Journal of Religion and Violence is concerned with the contested relationship between Islam and violence, and the theme of global jihadism in particular. Research on the role of religion in jihadist violence is often dedicated to texts and doctrines, whereas research on the cultural embeddedness of religion, its interrelatedness with social and political factors, and the ways in which religion is being practiced in concrete situations, remain understudied. This issue aims to rectify this lack by bringing forward nuanced perspectives on the lived relationship between Islam and violence. For queries contact Pieter Nanninga (


August 15, 2019
William James Society Young Scholar Prize

The William James Society announces its annual Young Scholar Prize to the young scholar (within five years of the PhD) who submits the essay that best explores the thought of James. The prize will include: the opportunity to read the paper during the WJS session at the 2020 meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, $600 to subsidize travel, and publication in William James Studies. Past recipients of the WJS Young Scholar Prize are not eligible. All submissions must constitute new work not under consideration elsewhere. All papers must be submitted to Stephen Bush ( by August 15th.

August 31, 2019
Call for Chapters: Activism in the Name of God: Religion and Black Feminist Public Intellectuals from the Nineteenth Century to the Present

This edited volume’s goal is to present an historical and rhetorical trajectory of black female religious public intellectuals from the nineteenth through the twenty-first century and thus seeks papers that will demonstrate these women’s efficacy in calling for and effecting social change. The editor welcomes proposals from scholars in various fields whose interests are aligned with the issues outlined above. These primarily include African American studies (and history), religious studies; and disciplinary fields such as feminist, gender, and sexuality studies and rhetorical history. Send proposal inquiries to



October 1, 2019
Call for Contributors: Three-volume ABC-CLIO encyclopedia titled American Religious History

If you are interested in contributing, please review the entries in the Headwords document and the style guide, especially Section A, General Guidelines. If you want to participate, please send the entries you are interested in doing and your CV to The deadling is October 1, 2019. Please also share this information with other scholars you know who may be interested.

October 15, 2019
CFP: Journal of Religion and Violence

The Journal of Religion and Violence is seeking submissions for its 2019 and 2020 issues. We are an interdisciplinary journal publishing peer reviewed essays on all aspects of religion and violence, from earliest to contemporary times. For a sample of our articles, see should be in polished American prose, in Word, and 5000 to 10,000 words in length. Please send submissions as word attachments to


November 1–3, 2019
REA2019 Conference (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

The Religious Education Association annual conference for 2019 will be held in Toronto, Ontario, from November 1 to 3, 2019. The theme of the meeting is "Coexistence in divided societies: Pedagogies of the sacred, of difference, of hope." Dr. Hanan Alexander, University of Haifa, is the program chair for this meeting which invites paper proposals from a diverse group of scholars.