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CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Religion and Ecology Unit and Sikh Studies Unit

Call for Proposals

Sikh Responses to Catastrophe

This session invites presentations that connect Sikh faith with the environment and are open to any discipline or methodology (theological, sociological, ethnography, historical, etc.) Potential themes or questions can include:

  • What are central environmental issues Sikh communities have responded to or are addressing? How are these communities drawing on religious resources for these responses (to mobilize communities, articulate faithful environmental practices, advocate for policy change, etc.)?
  • How have environmental changes impacted Sikh communities?
  • How have Sikh responses to catastrophe (environmental or otherwise) impacted local ecologies, land-use practices, environmental conditions?
  • How have Sikh practices or scholarship impacted other religious traditions’ environmental practices or scholarship? What has been the role, influence, or absence of Sikh voices in ecumenical environmental projects?
  • Considering different geopolitical settings, how does the way in which Sikhs in Panjab respond/organize/mobilize around different 'catastrophes' differ from those in diaspora?



Steering Committee Members



Review Process

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