2020 Virtual AAR Annual Meeting

American Academy of Religion
November 29 - December 10, 2020


The American Academy of Religion will hold a Virtual Annual Meeting instead of the previously schedule meeting in Boston, MA. While this cannot replace the experiences and opportunities of an in-person meeting, the virtual space will provide venues for scholarly engagement and networking. As usual, the AAR meeting is being help in conjunction with the Society of Biblical Literature’s Annual Meeting. There is still time to register for both events. 

The Religion and Public Schools: International Perspectives Group has two panels scheduled:

 Religion Education and Distance Learning: Impacts, Challenges, and Opportunities – Thursday, December 10, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM (EST UTC-5)

Religious Education in the Context of Digital/Social Media and Religious Nationalism – December 1, 1:45 PM-3:15 PM (EST UTC-5)

From the Committee on the Public Understanding of Religion:

Religious Literacy and K-12 Education: Opportunities for Successful Partnerships – Wednesday, December 2, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM (EST UTC-5)


Call for Proposals

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.  

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