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Call for Proposals

This Group provides an opportunity for scholars to engage in the intersection of religion and food, foodways, and food ethics. We are interested in examining these topics across broad geographical areas, religious traditions, and historical eras. We encourage critical reflection regarding:

  • The relationships of religious commitments to food (consumption, production, and invention)

  • Diet and sustainability

  • Issues of food (in)justice, which may include food availability or insecurity, commitment to wellness, access to healthy foods, etc.

  • Theological, spiritual, and religious interrelationships as expressed in food commitments or confluence

  • The cross-cultural applicability of the categories of “religion” and “food” themselves

We seek papers investigating practices and beliefs related to food, drink, fasting, the production of food, the ethics of production and consumption, or on any aspect of religiously influenced foodways.

Mission

This Group provides an opportunity for scholars to engage in the intersection of religion and food, foodways, and food ethics. We are interested in examining these topics across broad geographical areas, religious traditions, and historical eras. We encourage critical reflection regarding:

  • The relationships of religious commitments to food (consumption, production, and invention)

  • Diet and sustainability

  • Issues of food (in)justice, which may include food availability or insecurity, commitment to wellness, access to healthy foods, etc.

  • Theological, spiritual, and religious interrelationships as expressed in food commitments or confluence

  • The cross-cultural applicability of the categories of “religion” and “food” themselves

We seek to develop ongoing investigations into practices and beliefs related to food, drink, fasting, the production of food, the ethics of production and consumption, or on any aspect of religiously influenced foodways

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposer names are visible to Chairs but anonymous to Steering Committee members.

Questions?

Nora Rubel
University of Rochester
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Method of Submission

 

This website contains archived issues of Religious Studies News from Winter 2001 through May 2013.

This site also contains archived issues of Spotlight on Teaching (May 1999 through May 2013) and Spotlight on Theological Education (March 2007 through March 2013).

For current issues of RSN, beginning with the October 2013 issue, please see here.


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