University of London May 29-30. 2012 (Deadline: December 15, 2011).
conference, which is part of an ongoing Transatlantic Roundtable on
Religion and Race, will bring together academics, church leaders,
practitioners and community activists to explore the role that churches
play in the construction of identities in societies where issues of race
and racism are played out in the public sphere. We are particularly
interested in exploring the role and place of black churches in
transitional political, religious and cultural contexts. We welcome
conceptual, practical and theoretical papers, individual case studies
and comparative work exploring the role that churches play or could play
in assisting social, political and cultural transformation in
Call for Papers http://www.bbk.ac.uk/bih/news/blackchurchescallforpapers
Abstracts of 150 to 200 words are invited on the conference theme. Possible panels include:
Faith and Multiculturalism, Faith Institutions and African immigration, Faith Institutions and Urban Disorders, Religious/Political Extremism, Gender Equality, Black Identities and the Black Church, Faith Based Community Development, Black Churches and Interfaith/Intercultural Relations, Youth Identities, Crime and Social Justice.
Please submit abstracts by Dec 15th to:
Dr William Ackah (Birkbeck College) firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> .
Dr. R. Drew Smith (Morehouse College) firstname.lastname@example.org <http://email@example.com>
Dr. Rothney Tshaka (University of South Africa) firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> .
Suggested alternative panels and papers on other themes are also welcome. Please contact us to discuss further.
Cost: Standard - £70 Birkbeck Staff and all students - £35
Delegates will receive conference programme/pack, morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch as part of this package.