Nov 13

Call for Proposals: Conversations in Feminism, Law, and Religion

Published on: Wednesday, November 13, 2013

‌On March 20-21, 2014, the University of St. Thomas will host a two-day program continuing a conversation begun by feminist legal scholars and theologians in the recently published collection of essays, Feminism, Law, and Religion (Ashgate Press 2013, Failinger, Schiltz and Stabile eds). The book’s authors and others will explore the roles that theology and religious law play in construing and critiquing just law throughout the world.

Giving the keynote address is the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, presiding bishop for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The complete list of panel topics and speakers, as well as conference registration information, is available here

To enrich and continue this conversation beyond these two days, one segment of the conference will be devoted to supporting emerging scholarship on these issues. The university currently is accepting proposals for two types of opportunities for emerging scholars:

1) presenting a work-in-progress on feminism, law, and religion in a supportive workshop environment;
2) hosting an informal conversation on some aspect of this conference with other conference participants.

Scholars interested in either opportunity should send a brief (no longer than one page) description of their work or conversation topic to Seanne M. Harris,, by Nov. 30, 2013. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Dec. 15, 2013.

Conversations in Feminism, Law, and Religion is sponsored by the  University of St. Thomas College of Arts and Sciences; Jay Philips Center for Interfaith Learning; Luann Dummer Center for Women; Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center; Siena Symposium for Women, Family, and Culture; and the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy.

The conference will be held on the university's St. Paul campus. 

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