We are very happy to present you with the program of our 2011 Congress meeting, which will be held at St. Thomas University and the University of New Brunswick. Once again we have a great meeting planned, thanks to the quality of your proposals. As you will note, we touch on a vast range of subjects – therefore it should be a stimulating conference. We want to particularly draw your attention to the first CSSR Presidential Reception, welcoming new and returning members and giving everyone the opportunity to mingle. Hors dʼoeuvres will be served, and there will be a cash bar. After the reception, there will be a Panel presentation on Religion in South Asian Film. The Panel will be followed by a screening of the film Raavan (2010). It is bound to be a great night of food, academic repartee and filmic entertainment.

As usual, we will have many opportunities to socialize at receptions following the major sessions. All CSSR sessions will be held at the St. Thomas University campus, along with other religiously themed societies so members can meet with other societies with ease. We also have a room set aside for informal get-togethers during the day. For this purpose, ECH 201 (Edmund Casey Hall) has been reserved for us during the day so that we can meet one another and exchange ideas for the duration of our meetings.

To summarize, we have a great mix of scholarly papers, special panels, and gifted speakers this year at the CSSR on diverse subjects related to religion and palliative care, citizenship, violence, multiculturalism, gender, theories and methods, ecology, and many more. We also have entire panels devoted to the study of Islam, Sikhism, Hindu Religious Traditions, Christianity, and Asian Religion– make plans to attend. We look forward to seeing you in Fredericton from May 28 – May 31, 2011.

Rubina Ramji et Alison R. Marshall

Call for Papers


CSSR Program


2011 Congress Reception Invitation


Graduate Student Luncheon Invitation

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See you in Fredericton!