Multiple Religious Belonging Conference
- Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre
- Arts and Law, Research
This 24-hour (lunchtime to lunchtime) conference will be run jointly by the Centre for Research in Quaker Studies at Woodbrooke and the Hyphen Project at the Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion.
Welcoming researchers from all fields, we will explore multiple religious belonging, the complexities of conversion, and hyphenated religious identities. We hope to hear from a range of perspectives and about many possible combinations. The call for papers is now open (below) and bookings will open soon
Keynote Speaker: Susan Katz Miller
Susan Katz Miller is the author of The Interfaith Family Journal and Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family. Her original surveys of multiple religious practitioners in US interfaith families are often cited in the academic literature. A former correspondent for Newsweek and New Scientist, she has spoken on interfaith families at The Parliament of the World's Religions, the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly, The Wild Goose Festival, and many other venues. Find her at susankatzmiller.com or on twitter @susankatzmiller.
Call for Papers
We invite proposals for short papers on the theme of Multiple Religious Belonging. Papers should be presented for a maximum of 20 minutes. Please send an abstract of approximately 200 words to Rhiannon.Grant@woodbrooke.org.uk.
Deadline for papers is Monday 4 May 2020.
Topics can include (but are not limited to):
- Pastoral care and support
- Challenging dominant models of religious conversion
- Risks and benefits of Multiple Religious Belonging
- Belonging or Identity?
- Who defines ‘belonging’?
- Multiple Religious Belonging between non-Christian faiths
- Issues of cultural appropriation
- Syncretism and New Age Spirituality
- Celebrating and negotiating life stage transitions
- Multiple Religious Belonging and gender
- Religious embodiment and visibility
- Race and ethnicity
The Multiple Religious Belonging Conference aims to provide a safe, supportive and encouraging atmosphere for all presenters and delegates. Proposals of experience-based and research-based papers are equally welcome.