JLR Special Issue Call “Critical Religious Literacy”

There is a growing need for literacy scholars to examine how prejudices impact literacy practices in K-12 contexts and beyond. More broadly, the role of religion, religious literacy, and critical religious literacy cannot be underscored enough in how it shapes public and private discourses. In this special issue, we call on literacy scholars to submit Insights essays and/or empirical research that speak to the role of religion in literacy education “from the heroic to the heinous” and everything in between from a broad range of perspectives (i.e., non-Western, Western, Indigenous) and contexts (private religious to public secular schools, as well as out-of-school contexts).

Call for Chapters Edited Volume: Religious Literacy in the Public Sphere

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited volume Religious Literacy in the Public Sphere. This book project will explore:

what religious literacy means and looks like in different contexts;
why religious literacy matters in today’s social and political landscapes; 
how to endorse the development of religious literacy in the public sphere.  

AERA Graduate Student Research-in-Progress Roundtable Series at 2023 Annual Meeting

AERA will pilot a new initiative at the 2023 Annual Meeting called the Graduate Student Research-in-Progress Roundtable Series (RiP). The series will expand opportunities for graduate students to present and discuss their work-in-progress. It will provide a formal presentation opportunity for graduate students who are actively engaged in research but not yet ready to advance […]

CFP: Northeastern Regions of the American Academy of Religion, 2023 Regional Meeting

Northeastern Regions of the American Academy of Religion, 2023 Meeting Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023 Location: Princeton Theological Seminary Proposal Deadline: December 16, 2022 Conference Theme: Religious Literacy in Post-Covid Society Religious literacy involves the ability to understand the religious traditions of the world critically. Religiously literate individuals, we hope, will better understand how to […]

Call for Proposals: 2022 Symposium on Education in Muslim Societies

The International Training and Education Program (ITEP) at American University and the Advancing Education in Muslim Societies (AEMS) initiative of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) invite submissions of research presentations for the sixth Symposium on Education in Muslim Societies: Implications for Policy, Pedagogy, Training, and Development. The Symposium will be held in a […]

Critical Perspectives on Religion and Education Series

The series is interested in studies that take seriously the ways in which religion shapes the educational experience and is equally concerned with thinking back through certain religious languages, discourses and practices that might make new kinds of critiques of the educational project differently possible. As such the series is, rhizomatically we might suggest, rooted […]