CFP — “Black Churches and 21st Century Captivities”, Accra, Ghana

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July 29-31, 2013

Accra, Ghana

On the 150th year anniversary of the US “Emancipation Proclamation,” and
with participation in August 1 “Emancipation Day” events in Cape Coast

Call for Papers

“Black Churches and 21st Century Captivities”

This conference will convene in the shadows of the slave castles to
examine church responses to contemporary threats to black social,
physical, and religious well-being, including political oppression or
coercion; group conflict; co-optation of religious life; captivities of
persons (e.g., modern slavery, human trafficking, mass incarceration);
and economic distortions and dependencies. While focusing mainly on the
21st century, the conference will also explore historical backdrops and
comparisons that inform understanding of the contemporary contexts in
which these issues play out. We welcome conceptual, practical and
theoretical papers; case studies; and comparative work exploring these
or related themes.

Please submit 150-250 word abstracts by Nov. 15, 2012 to Dr. R. Drew
Smith (Morehouse College); Dr. Kwabena
Asamoah-Gyadu (Trinity Theological College, Ghana); and Dr. William Ackah (Birkbeck College,
Univ. of London)

The venue for conference sessions, accommodations, and meals will be the
Executive Conference Centre, Ghana Institute of Management and Public
Administration (GIMPA), located near the University of Ghana campus.
Delegates wishing to arrange alternative accommodations are free to do
so but should book at facilities close to GIMPA in order to account for
traffic. Please join us for this educationally and professionally
enriching conference taking place simultaneous to Emancipation Day
(August 1) and PANAFEST (late-July) in Ghana.

Conference Details:

Full Conference Package: $775

(Includes conference registration, conference materials, morning and
afternoon conference snacks, group transport to Cape Coast/Elmina slave
castle for Emancipation Day activities, and breakfast, lunch, dinner,
and single occupancy accommodations for five days at conference
venue-Executive Conference Centre, Ghana Institute of Management and
Administration, located near the University of Ghana campus
( Does not include airfare, airport
transfers, visas, and travel medications).

To guarantee this price, a $100 deposit is required by , December 1,
2012 and the balance by May 1, 2013. The deposit will be
non-refundable, but payments beyond the deposit amount will be
refundable according to the refund scale and timetable below. Persons
unable to lock in the conference package rate based upon the December
and May payment deadlines should anticipate a $100-200 increase in the
package rate. All payments should be made through the registration link

Conference Only Rate: $200 (through May 1); $250 (thereafter)

(Includes conference materials, morning/afternoon snacks and lunch each
day of the conference, and group trip to Cape Coast/Elmina slave castle.
Rate without Cape Coast/Elmina visit will be $175 through May 1 and
$225 thereafter).

Refund Policy:

Through May 15, 2013: 80% refundable
May 16-May 31: 60% refundable
June 1-June 30: 40% refundable
After June 30: 20% refundable

The Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race (TRRR) was founded in
2010 with the aim of bringing together scholars, church leaders and
community activists from across the African diaspora and continent to
facilitate dialogue, intellectual output, and activism in the cause of
improving the lives of people of African descent and heritage around the
world. Though TRadvancing informed and progressive approaches to persistent racial
problems in dialogue and collaboration with broad publics. “Black
Churches and 21st Century Captivities” will be the third TRRR
conference, following successful conferences in South Africa (2011) and
in the United Kingdom (2012).

For additional information about conference registration and about TRRR,
please visit:

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