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aarAR Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
November 22-25, 2014

The deadline for proposal submission is
Monday, March 3,
5:00 PM EST

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Religion and Migration Group

Statement of Purpose:

This Group is a forum in which scholars working on religion and migration from multiple perspectives can interact across methodologies, religious traditions, and regions. We solicit papers addressing the religious practices, experiences, needs, and beliefs of migrating peoples who adapt to new environments and impact their societies of origin and destination. We understand religion and migration broadly, from the religious communities of rural migrants in regional cities to the new understandings of religion that second-generation children construct in order to make sense of their ethnic identities or ethical responses of receiving communities. If you are interested in subscribing to our listserv, please contact Alison R. Marshall, Brandon University, marshalla@brandonu.ca .

Call for Papers:

The Religion and Migration Group seeks proposals from varied religious traditions, geographical locations, and disciplinary backgrounds, including the humanities, social sciences, and theology on the following topics:

• The impact of global climate change on refugee and migrant religious experiences, ecologies and communities, and especially indigenous, Filipino/Filipina and North African and Syrian experiences, and ecology of the American/Mexican border

• Faith, Foodways and Festivals (for a cosponsored session with the Religion and Food Group): the theme of exploring the intersection of migrant foodways, faith, festivals, and ethnicity. We are especially interested in multivalent migrant perspectives in Muslim/Western contexts (i.e. Muslims in the US and non-Muslims in Islamic nations).

• Borderlands, gatekeepers, and exclusions (for a quadsponsored session with the Latin America and the Caribbean Group, Law, Religion and Culture Group and Asian North American Religions Group): Proposals may consider any aspect of the interface between religion, law, and the borderlands; we are especially interested in those foregrounding Asian American, Latin American, and Caribbean experiences and perspectives.

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Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members until after final acceptance/rejection


Steering Committee

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BN7A3104-MGrace Ji-Sun Kim is Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University.  She is the author of 5 books, Reimagining with Christian Doctrines co-edited with Jenny Daggers (Palgrave Macmillan), Contemplations from the Heart  (Wipf & Stock, forthcoming), Colonialism, Han and the Transformative Spirit (Palgrave Macmillan), The Holy Spirit, Chi, and the Other: A Model of Global and Intercultural Pneumatology (Palgrave Macmillan) and The Grace of Sophia: A Korean North American Women’s Christology (Pilgrim Press). She is a co-editor with Dr. Joseph Cheah for the Palgrave Macmillan Book Series, “Asian Christianity in Diaspora”.