New AAR Group: Interreligious and Interfaith Studies

Recognizing the growth of interfaith initiatives all over the world along with the range of models for teaching across religious difference (in and outside the classroom), this proposal recommends interfaith and interreligious studies as a topic for critical study at the AAR. The group will provide a home for interdisciplinary research, inviting papers on the history of interfaith engagement; critical theoretical and pedagogical issues in the field of interreligious studies; theological approaches to interfaith engagement; the application of interfaith pedagogy to academic culture; and the impact of interreligious engagement on identity formation.

If you support the idea of creating a new group on this topic, please add your name to this list no later than Thursday November 29th, 2012 so we can include your support in our proposal. Please include your title and institutional affiliation in the comments box.

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