The Journal of Interreligious Studies is a forum for academic, social, and timely issues affecting religious communities around the world. It is a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to innovative research on and study of the interactions that take place within and between religious communities. Published online, it is designed to increase both the quality and frequency of interchanges between religious groups and their leaders and scholars. By fostering conversation, the JIRS hopes to increase religious literacy, contribute to the field of interreligious hermeneutics, and address the issues surrounding interreligious relations, dialogue, theology, and communication. The JIRS solicits articles of an interdisciplinary nature and with the aim of producing resources for interreligious education, pedagogy, theology and cooperation.

JIRS and AIIS AAR Event: Communal Conversation and Book Launch


Join us Monday, November 30, 2020, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST, for a virtual celebration of the Journal of Interreligious Studies' new publication: Deep Understanding for Divisive Times: Essays Marking a Decade of the Journal of Interreligious Studies. Editors past and present, several of the book's contributors, and friends of the journal will lead a lively conversation about engaging interreligiously in a time of upheaval.

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Panels will focus on Dialogue & Resistance and Interreligious Education in a Time of Pandemic followed by time for small group discussion.

Panelists Include: Paula Green, Jennifer Howe Peace, Celene Ibrahim, Luis Menéndez Antuña, Rachel Mikva, Lucinda Mosher, Or Rose, Irvin Scott, and Funlayo Wood.

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CFP: Interreligious Perspectives on Contemporary US Politics: (Inter)Religion in Social Movements, Political Organizing, and the Ballot Box


Interreligious Perspectives on Contemporary US Politics: (Inter)Religion in Social Movements, Political Organizing, and the Ballot Box

Religion has historically played a central role in American electoral politics, policy making, movements for social change, and democracy in general; this role remains to this day. Religious institutions, communities, ideas, values, norms, and critique continue to shape individual Americans, party platforms, and the larger political discourse. The impact of religion on contemporary politics, in particular the 2016 and 2020 election cycle, is evidence that religious discourse shapes—andincreasingly is shaped by—political discourse in the United States.

The deadline of 8 January 2021 is intended to allow contributors the option to reflect on their research both before and/or after the November 2020 General Election.

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No 31 (2020): Issue 31

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