Contest: Outstanding Contributing Scholars for AAR/SBL

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Posted on September 9th, 2013 | Filed under Call for Submissions, Featured

State of Formation Workshop:

Writing for the Online Public Sphere

November 24, 2013 | 2-5PM | Room: Hyatt Regency- Columbia |300 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21202

At the 2013 AAR & SBL Annual Meeting, State of Formation will host a workshop for new and potential Contributing Scholars. We hope to feature between 2-3 Outstanding Contributing Scholars who post exemplary content on the State of Formation site. This workshop will serve as an excellent networking session to begin to navigate the AAR/SBL meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

Would you like to be featured as an Outstanding Contributing Scholar in the workshop?  Those who are featured will also be given the opportunity to present.

All you need to do is submit a blog entry between September 4th and October 15th offering a reflection on a current event that incorporates your personal perspective and faith/ethical tradition. Please also send Honna (honna@irdialogue.org) and Ben (ben@irdialogue.org) an email with the title of the post you want to be considered for this project. Please note that no travel subsidizes are available; therefore those who want to present at the workshop should already be planning on attending AAR/SBL.

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Held in conjunction with the annual meeting for the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature, State of Formation is pleased to announce it will host a workshop for current and emerging religious and ethical leaders. State of Formation is a project of CIRCLE at Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College, is an online forum for emerging religious and ethical leaders.

The workshop will feature Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, Senior Religion Editor for the Huffington Post, Rabbi Or Rose, Dr. Jennifer Peace, top Contributing Scholars from State of Formation. Also help leading the workshop are Stepanie Varnon-Hughes (Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal for Inter-Religous Dialogue) and Benjamin Barer (Editor at Large) and Honna Eichler (Managing Director) of State of Formation.

If you are committed to interreligious understanding and in making your voice heard in a virtual public square with over 150,000 annual readers, join us for this interactive workshop. Both current and prospective Contributing Scholars are welcome to attend. At the workshop, you can engage in conversation with contributors of State of Formation, current featured bloggers and a panel of professionals who are providing quality content about religion in the online environment. For additional information regarding this workshop contact Dr. Jennifer Peace jpeace@ants.edu, Honna Eichler honna@irdialogue.org, or Benjamin Barer at ben@irdialogue.org.

Related panels and events:
Transforming Campus Culture through Interreligious Learning and Action
Saturday November 23rd 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
Room: Hilton Baltimore-Key 9
Diana L. Eck, Harvard University, Presiding
 
Interreligious and Interfaith Studies Group Reception
Saturday, November 23rd from 7-8:30pm
Room: Royal Sonesta-Hamptons
This reception will honor of the Interreligious and Interfaith Studies Group, hosted by the Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies (ICJS), co-sponsored by The Center for Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education (CIRCLE) at Andover Newton and Hebrew College as well as The Pluralism Project at Harvard University.
 
Interreligious and Interfaith Studies Group
Theme: Religious Self / Religious Other
Sunday, November 24th 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Room: Hilton Baltimore-Ruth
John Makransky, Boston College, Presiding
 
Study of Islam Section, Study of Judaism Section, Interreligious and Interfaith Studies Group, and Scriptural Reasoning Group Theme: Election and Supersessionism in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Monday, November 25th 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Room: Convention Center-336
Rachel Mikva, Chicago Theological Seminary, Presiding
 
Engaging Interfaith: Maps and Models
Monday, November 25th 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Room: Convention Center-333
Jennifer Peace, Andover Newton Theological Seminary, Presiding

 

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