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Niebuhr Society

Call for Proposals

Statement of Purpose

The Niebuhr Society was organized in 2003 as a non-profit organization. “The Society is dedicated to historical, critical, and constructive study of the thought of Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971) and … scholarly engagement with the moral, political, and theological questions that were central to his work. The Niebuhr Society serves these purposes through presentations and discussion at its annual meeting, dissemination of information about relevant programs and activities, and support for the collection, preservation, and publication of material related to Reinhold Niebuhr’s life and work …. The Society encourages participation by persons from a wide variety of religious backgrounds, academic disciplines, and political viewpoints and seeks to develop a program that reflects the breadth of Niebuhr’s interests and concerns.” Since its founding in 2003, the Society has expanded its purview to include all members of the Niebuhr family. It attracts a wide array of scholars who are committed to the value of thinking with the Niebuhrs, whether in concert, conflict, or both. The Society remains in contact not only through its annual meetings but also through occasional emails updating membership on recent developments in Niebuhr studies, and through our Society Facebook page at




Review Process

Proposer names are visible to chairs and steering committee members at all times