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Religion in Society Research Network

25 May, 2017 17:15
Religion in Society Research Network

Founded in 2011, the Religion in Society Research Network explores the relationship between religion in society and the changing nature of spirituality. The International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society brings scholars, teachers and practitioners together to reflect on the relationships of religion and spirituality to society. The conference aims to provide a space for careful, scholarly reflection and open dialogue.

The International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society is built upon four key features: Internationalism, Interdisciplinary, Inclusiveness, and Interaction. Conference delegates include leaders in the field as well as emerging scholars, who travel to the conference from all corners of the globe and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. A variety of presentation options and session types offer delegates multiple opportunities to engage, to discuss key issues in the field, and to build relationships with scholars from other cultures and disciplines.

Publishing

The Religion in Society Research Network enables members to publish through two media. First, network members can enter a world of journal publication unlike the traditional academic publishing forums—a result of the responsive, non-hierarchical, and constructive nature of the peer review process. The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society provides a framework for double-blind peer review, enabling authors to publish into an academic journal of the highest standard. The second publication medium is through the Religion in Society Book Imprint, publishing cutting edge books in print and electronic formats. Publication proposal and manuscript submissions are welcome.

Community

The Religion in Society Research Network offers several opportunities for ongoing communication among its members. Any member may upload video presentations based on scholarly work to the network YouTube channel. Quarterly email newsletters contain updates on conference and publishing activities as well as broader news of interest. Join the conversations on Facebook and Twitter, or explore our new social media platform, Scholar.

Annual Conference

International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society attendees include leaders in the field, as well as emerging scholars, who travel to the conference from all corners of the globe and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. A variety of presentation options and session types offer opportunities for attendees to share their work, discuss key issues in the field, and build relationships with attendees.

Membership in the network is included with each conference registration.

Past Conferences

2011 - University Center, Chicago, USA

2012 - University of British Columbia-Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada

2013 - Arizona State University, Tempe, USA

2014 - Universidad Nacional Costa Rica, Heredia, Costa Rica

2015 - University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA

2016 - The Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. , USA

2017 - Imperial College London, London, UK

Journals & Books

The Religion in Society Research Network supports a journal and book imprint. Anyone may submit an article or book proposal for consideration. Those accepted become members and then move through a review process leading to publication.

The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society

Founded: 2011
ISSN: 2154-8633 (Print) 2154-8641 (Online)
Publication Frequency: Quarterly (March, June, September, December)

The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society aims to create an intellectual frame of reference for the academic study of religion and spirituality and to create an interdisciplinary conversation on the role of religion and spirituality in society. It is intended as a place for critical engagement, examination, and experimentation of ideas that connect religious philosophies to their contexts throughout history in the world, places of worship, on the streets, and in communities. The journal addresses the need for critical discussion on religious issuesspecifically as they are situated in the present-day contexts of ethics, warfare, politics, anthropology, sociology, education, leadership, artistic engagement, and the dissonance or resonance between religious tradition and modern trends.

Articles published in the journal range from the expansive and philosophical to finely grained analysis based on deep familiarity and understanding of a particular area of religious knowledge. They bring into dialogue philosophers, theologians, policy makers, and educators, to name a few of the stakeholders in this conversation.

The journal is relevant to teachers, philosophers, theologians, policy makers, and educators with an interest in, and a concern for, religious practice, religious theory and research, the impact of religious and spiritual traditions on world views, and the impact of current societal trends on religious and spiritual traditions.

The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society is peer-reviewed, supported by rigorous processes of criterion-referenced article ranking and qualitative commentary, ensuring that only intellectual work of the greatest substance and highest significance is published.

Contacts

  • Address: University of Illinois Research Park, 2001 South First Street, Suite 202, Champaign, IL 61820 USA
  • Phone: +1 217 328 0405
  • Fax: +1 217 328 0435
  • Website: http://www.religioninsociety.com/
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