AAR Annual Meeting
November 18-21, 2017
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The overall purpose of this seminar is to promote interreligious and interdisciplinary dialogue and reflection on immigration, broadly conceived. Globalization and the ever-increasing movement of individuals and groups across multiple types of borders are fertile ground for theological and religious exploration. The issue of immigration and religion is especially timely. This seminar continues the work of scholars of diverse religious, cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender identities whose collaborations resulted in the publication of Strangers in this World: Multi-Religious Reflections on Immigration (Fortress Press, early 2015). This new seminar will work towards publication of a follow-up volume and coordinate with other related AAR program units to help address the growing interest and need for more religious reflections on immigration.
The Interreligious Reflections on Immigration Seminar invites proposals for papers that address religion and immigration, broadly conceived, that engage two or more religious traditions. This is the fourth year of the Seminar whose goal is to produce a follow-up volume to Strangers in This World: Multi-Religious Reflections (Fortress Press, 2015). Scholars interested in contributing to the new volume of essays are encouraged to submit a proposal/abstract that addresses immigration and religion from any scholarly perspective—for example, philosophical, economic, political, theological, historical, and sociological. We are especially interested in proposals that address two particular areas of exploration: immigration and religious conversion(s) and the question "What is the meaning of my neighbor's faith?"