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.  

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 […]

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 […]

AAR Call for Proposals for Annual Meeting Now Open

The PAPERS System is now open for proposal submissions for the 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion. See the full Call for Papers to read unit-specific calls and for additional details on how to submit. The deadline for the Call for Proposals is Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. Meeting […]

Call for Chapters: Religion, the First Amendment, and Public Schools

Editors: Elizabeth Saylor, Aaron Bodle, Lisa Buchanan, Sohyun An, Elizabeth Bellows Working Title: Religion, the First Amendment, and Public Schools: Stories from K-12 and Teacher Education Classrooms In the collective memory of the land that we now call the United States of America, Pilgrims came to the “New World” seeking many things,  one of the most salient pursuits […]