Canadian Society for the Study of Religion / Canadian Theological Society Special Joint Panel

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Canadian Society for the Study of Religion / Canadian Theological Society Special Joint Panel

Date: May 26, 2014

Location: Brock University, St. Catharines, Canada

Please note that the deadline for CFP submissions has been extended to Monday, January 27, 2014.

This year, the CSSR and CTS invite submissions for a special joint panel in the area of Religion and Ecology, to be convened during their annual conferences and held in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and the Social Sciences, on the campus of Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, on Monday May 26, 2014.

The theme for this year’s Congress is “Borders Without Boundaries.” To cohere with the Congress theme for 2014, and to provide a focus within the theme of the panel, the CSSR and CTS invite proposals from its members regarding “Earth as Subject.” Our topic invites discussion on the role religious traditions play in decentering the human as the only dynamic presence in the cosmos. Papers are encouraged to think beyond the boundary of human subjectivity as is has been established within the borders of modernity, investigating how various world religions conceive of Earth and/or individual other-than-humans as centers of dynamic being in their own right.

We welcome proposals on any topic concerning this theme as understood within the various frameworks and sub-disciplines of those working within the CSSR and the CTS. The CSSR and CTS encourages scholarship which engages the lived realities of religious traditions and the ways in which these impact human perception and feeling toward the planet and/or the individual entities that share Earth’s space. We hope that such perspectives will open up new spaces for understanding that fosters increasingly dignified human/other-than-human relationships and critiques of practices that might undermine the well-being of the planetary community.

We will be accepting a total of three or four submissions for a panel lasting a maximum of two hours.

More details here

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