“In Face of Conflict: Multi-Religious Cooperation for Peace,” A New Call for Submissions

Posted on November 6th, 2009 | Filed under Best Practices/Non-Profit, Faith and Politics, On Campus

In Face of Conflict: Multi-Religious Cooperation for Peace


A Special Fourth Issue of the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue™

Guest Edited by Dr. William F. Vendley, Secretary General of Religions for Peace

Religion is often thought of as a cause of conflict. Zealous practitioners of one tradition fight the zealous practitioners of another in the name of God – in defiance of the emphasis each theological system places on peace. In its fourth issue, the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue™ seeks to examine where and why religious conflicts take place – and how conflicts carried out in the name of religion can be mitigated or transformed.

Dr. William F. Vendley Photograph (headshot, high-res).thumbnailGuest Editor Dr. William F. Vendley serves as Secretary General of Religions for Peace, overseeing the International Secretariat in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Dr. Vendley has served as a professor and Dean of the Roman Catholic Major Seminary in Long Island, New York. He has been awarded numerous prizes for religion and human rights, and serves on the boards of a number of organizations. He holds a doctorate in systematic theology from Fordham University and a master’s degree in religious studies from the Maryknoll School of Theology.

Submission Guidelines

All submissions must be the original, previously unpublished work of the author(s). Authors are also advised to read about the Journal and the previous issue prior to submitting an article. Submissions should be approximately 3,500 words, including references and a 100-word abstract. They should adhere to the Fifteenth Edition of the Chicago Manual of Style, with in-text citations. Co-authored articles are welcomed and encouraged. Articles may be submitted online at the bottom of this page or via e-mail to submissions@irdialogue.org.


The deadline for submissions for the fourth issue of the Journal is January 30, 2010. Articles submitted after this date will not be considered for publication in the fourth issue. You will hear back about the status of your submission by February 28, 2010.

Peer-Review Process

After an initial vetting process by the editorial board, each submission will undergo a rigorous peer-review by members of the Board of Scholars and Practitioners. If accepted for publication, the Journal's staff may edit the submission for mechanics and adherence to writing standards.

Articles for "InterViews"

If you would like to submit a brief (700 to 1,200 word) article on faith and politics, inter-religious work on the college campus, science and religion, a recently published book, or innovative non-profit work related to dialogue, please submit your article below and write in the message box that your article is for "interViews." This non peer-reviewed column appeals to a wide audience of religious scholars, practitioners, and non-profit leaders.

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