American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting

Concurrent with the Society of Biblical Literature

San Diego, CA, USA

November 22-25, 2014

Submission Deadline: March 3, 2014

Religion and Ecology Group - Call for Papers

Enthusiastically supporting AAR President Laurie Zoloth’s selected theme of climate change and religion, the Religion and Ecology Group invites panels (preferred) or papers related to:
• Climate change and: resilience, or humanistic approaches, or other-than-human animals
• Water and immigration
• Throw away economies
• Activist academics
• Apocalypse(s) and new worlds

Or for these possible cosponsored panels:
• The new animism: ritual and response to the nonhuman world (with Contemporary Pagan Studies Group and Ritual Studies Group)
• Climate change, death, and dying (with Religion and Animals Group and Death, Dying, and Beyond Group)
• Ecology and environment in Southeast Asia (with Religion in Southeast Asia Group)
• Land and landedness (with Scriptural and Contextual Ethics Group)
• Native traditional knowledge and environment (including climate change) (with Native Traditions in the Americas Group)
• Religious responses to and reflections on the ecological and environmental impact of international development and climate change (for a possible cosponsored session with the African Religions Group; International Development and Religions Group; and the Religions, Social Conflict, and Peace Group): As apocalyptic scenarios for climate change and its impacts on the Global South gain attention, religious authorities and ethicists are interpreting changing climate patterns in moral terms or taking ritual action to address them, giving scholars of religion opportunities to assess the religious and ethical aspects of the current situation. We seek contributions that focus on such issues on the African continent in autochthonous, Christian, Muslim, or other religious or ethical contexts.

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For more Calls for Papers related to topics surrounding religion and ecology, see:

Animals and Religion Group

Eastern Orthodox Studies Group

The list of all Calls for Papers is available at: