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2018 Annual Meeting

Denver, CO

Meeting Begins11/17/2018
Meeting Ends11/21/2018

Call for Papers Opens: 12/18/2017
Call for Papers Closes: 3/6/2018

Requirements for Participation

Study of Religion Across Civilizations

Program Unit Type: Affiliate
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Study of Religions Across Civilizations was created in order to foster the exchange of cultural and religious learning between the English and Arabic speaking worlds. Based out of the Department of Theology at Georgetown University, we have helped scholars of religion and theology travel between the United States and Morocco in order to help build intercultural understanding regarding various religious groups. In the past, before we were incorporated, we were funded by various other private and governmental organizations. At this time, we arranged two trips to bring young American and European scholars to the Islamic world, and also on one occasion brought young Arab scholars to the United States. Frank and open discussions of our various religious traditions were given in both English and Arabic, in hopes of encouraging understanding and friendship, if not always agreement. Right now, we are starting to work to find funding for future trips. In the foreseeable future, these will be trips between Western students of religion and theology with application open to students from both American and European universities” - and their counterparts at Muhammad V University in Rabat, Morocco. As these programs have thus far been quite successful, in the less immediate future we will be looking for opportunities to conduct similar programs with other cultural and religious scholars from other universities. For more information on our present and future plans, please visit our website at

Program Unit Chairs

Younus Mirza

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