Call For Papers JCREOR Volume 4 Issue 1

What Does the United Nations Represent? Reflecting on 75 years of Conflict Resolution and the Promotion of Equity and Human Rights

The editors of McGill’s JCREOR: The Journal of the Council for Research on Religion are pleased to announce a call for papers for our forthcoming volume (Vol. 4, Issue 1). This issue will be dedicated to critical reflection on 75 years of the United Nations as a global organization. Celebrations began on September 21st, 2020, and will continue until 2025, a period which commemorates the 5-year drafting process of the Charter of the United Nations.

  • Call For Paper JCREOR Volume 1 Issue 1


    Call for Papers

     Journal of the Council for Research on Religion


    Journal Topic: Religion and Violence: Sources, History, and the Contemporary World

    Deadline: March 11th, 2019


    Description of volume:

     The McGill Journal of the Council for Research on Religion (JCREOR) invites contributions to the first edition of the Journal of the Council for Research on Religion web-based open access journal, which will be dedicated to the theme of Religion and Violence. Scholars are encouraged to submit papers that reflect on the following questions and themes: How has the understanding of the relationship between violence and religion changed over time? How does methodology shape the scholarship on religion and violence? Is religious violence different than secular/non-religious violence? By drawing attention to religious violence how has political discourse overlooked the religious victims of religious or secular violence? Is there a place for discussions of religious conceptions of non-violence in the scholarship on religion and violence? How can policy makers use scriptural sources to promote peace and social cohesion? We welcome interdisciplinary submissions dealing with any tradition or time period.


    Themes and Categories:


    • Anti-terrorism and de-radicalization
    • Construction/ deconstruction of religion
    • Culture vs scripture
    • Culture of violence
    • Eastern vs Western religious violence
    • Effects of post-colonialism
    • Extremism and radicalization
    • Gender and sexuality
    • Gender and development
    • Methodological approaches to religion and violence
    • Pluralism
    • Political violence vs religious violence
    • Religion and community building
    • Radical environmentalism
    • Religious freedom vs control
    • Religion and globalization
    • Religion and nationalism
    • Religion and violence in the media
    • Ritual and violence
    • State security
    • Terrorism
    • The role of hermeneutics
    • Toleration
    • Violence and textual traditions
    • Violence in the name of secularity


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