PAPERS Resources

AAR Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
November 23-26, 2019

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Program Book (PDF)

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Floorplans of Annual Meeting Facilities (PDF)

Exhibit Hall Listing and Map (PDF)

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Annual Meeting At-A-Glance (PDF)

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Ecclesiological Investigations Unit and Vatican II Studies Unit

Call for Papers: 

Crisis in the Church: Patterns of Abuse as Challenge and Opportunity for Reform
The sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable adults, both past and present, and related patterns of abuse of power by church leaders who valued the protection of the institution over the needs of victims in country after country point to a systemic failure of church leadership, structures, and practices. Efforts to cover-up the full extent of abuse and misconduct perpetrated by the ministers of the church have given rise to an unprecedented crisis of confidence and sense of betrayal by Christians world-wide, and have profoundly damaged the church’s credibility as a witness to the gospel in the world. What might we learn from the broad history of Christianity, the Second Vatican Council, and the experience of ecumenical partners? What insights might present theology and teaching contribute to a substantial renewal of ecclesiology and to the reform of structures and practices so as to ensure greater accountability and transparency in church governance and in the administration of ecclesiastical justice? Where might the limits of contemporary theology and practice need to be met by new visions, complemented by the resources of the synodal tradition, or by the knowledge of contemporary sciences?

Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members during review, but visible to chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection
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