Expressions of interest are requested by 15 February, 2011; Papers July 2011

Papers are requested for a special issue of the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature & Culture (JSRNC) on ?Religion and Climate Change? and a possible book. Anthropogenic climate change is among the most significant and far-reaching social issues of our time.  Although climate scientists are near unanimous about potentially catastrophic consequences, mobilizing a meaningful response has proven to be a real challenge.  Numerous statements on climate change by faith-based actors and institutionalized religious groups have occurred in recent years. However, far less research has been published about actually existing faith-shaped action by religious institutions, groups and individuals.

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Papers are sought for the special issue of the journal that will investigate the interaction of religion (broadly conceptualized) and the issue of climate change. Papers can use case studies or other social scientific methodologies. Depending on the response, we may also pursue book publication. Papers may address the topic on scales ranging from global to local, and from any social science discipline, including but not limited to sociology, geography, history, cultural studies, native studies, anthropology, political science, and religious studies. The special issue also aims for geographical and religious diversity. See the detailed description at http://www.religionandnature.com/journal/pdf/climate_change_cfp.pdf

Interested scholars should send a 200-500 word prospectus for a paper contribution, along with a short biography up to 150 words (may include a website link if available) to all three editors listed below. Please send expressions of interest by 15 February 2011. In paper proposals please describe the methodological approach you would expect to take and the argument(s) likely to be advanced. Potential authors will be contacted by the end of February.

Randolph Haluza-DeLay,

randy.haluza-delay@kingsu.ca

Associate Professor, Sociology

The King?s University College, Edmonton, Alberta

780-299-0866

Editor: Speaking for Ourselves: Environmental Justice in Canada and 3 journal special issues on environmental justice and cultural politics of sustainability.

Andrew Szasz

szasz@ucsc.edu

Professor, Sociology

University of California-Santa Cruz

Author of EcoPopulism:  Toxic Waste and the Movement for Environmental Justice and of Shopping Our Way to Safety.

Robin Globus

rglobus@ufl.edu

Assistant Editor, Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture

The University of Florida

The JSRNC is a quarterly, interdisciplinary, peer-refereed journal, which has been publishing since 2007.  It is affiliated with the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, and published by Equinox, a high quality academic press based in London.  The founding editor is Bron Taylor. Further information about the journal, including guidelines for preparing manuscripts for submission, as well as samples of the diverse types of articles the JSRNC publishes, can be found at http://www.religionandnature.com/journal.

Seeds of Peace

Seeds of Peace : A Buddhist Vision for Renewing Society.

The international magazine, Seeds of peace is published thrice annually in January, May and September, in order to promote the aims and objectives of the Thai Inter-Religious Commission for Development (TICD) and the Spirit in Education Movement (SEM) as well as the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB). In order to subscribe a $50/year donation is suggested. Personal checks from the UK, US, and Euro are accepted.


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 Vol.33 No.2 May-August. 2560 (2017)
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