CFP Deadline: Sep. 15, Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies, UK

The Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies, to be held 8, 9 and 10 December 2014 at the Old Library of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford, UK,  is a forum for discourse and presentation of papers by scholars who have a particular interest in the study of religion. Canon Brian Mountford, Vicar of St Mary’s Church and Fellow of St Hilda’s College in the University of Oxford, will host the meeting.

You are invited to make a presentation and lead a discussion of a relevant aspect of religious studies, or you may wish to participate as a panel member or as an observer. Your disquisition must adhere to an abstract of about 300 words approved by the Programme Committee of the Symposium. Abstracts must be submitted by September 15. You are also encouraged to submit a paper, in keeping with your abstract, which may be published in an appropriate journal, book of conference proceedings. All papers presented for publication or inclusion in books or sponsored journals will be subject to peer review by external readers.

Suggested research topics include:

•Religion, Politics, and Public Discourse

•Religion & Sustainability

•Religions in Conflict

•Gender and Religion

•Separation of Church and State

•State Funding of Church Schools

•Women’s Health Care and Religions

•Religious Tolerance

•Religion and Racial Segregation

•History of World Christianity

• Religion in America

•African American Religion

•Religious Traditions of Africa and the African Diaspora

•Asian Religions

•East Asian Religions (Buddhism. Indigenous Traditions)

•Indian Religions (Buddhism, Jainism, and Hinduism)

•Islamic Studies

•Judaic Studies


•Philosophy of Religion

•Religious Ethics


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