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Decolonizing Churches: Ecclesiological Investigations International Research Network's 14th International Conference

June 22-25, 2022
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Paper proposal deadline: March 30, 2022

Free and open to the public.

Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute is one of five co-sponsors for the 14th international conference of the Ecclesiological Investigations Network, " Decolonizing Churches." We invite proposals for papers addressing decolonizing churches and theology in the Caribbean, Latin America, and their diaspora. We also welcome papers dealing with colonization in other global contexts. Closely related to decolonizing theologies are topics addressing oppressions based on gender, racial, and ethnic identities; economic inequality; social vulnerabilities; climate change and global challenges such as pandemics, neoliberalism, and the role of information technology in modern society, for which proposals are also welcomed. As Ecclesiological Investigations seeks to foster interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary scholarship, we invite proposals for papers from historical, dogmatic, social scientific, and practical disciplines. Fostering an open ecumenism, we welcome proposals for papers reflecting all branches of Christian tradition. Proposals for papers that deal with specific case studies are welcomed, as are those that deal with comparative ecclesiologies or theologies. Finally, we welcome proposals for papers that deal with decolonization in interfaith or pluralistic contexts. To submit a paper proposal or to register, visit https://sanjuan2022.ei-research.net.

Additionally, GEII is offering up to five Graymoor Scholarships for early-career scholars or students in need of financial support to attend the conference. Each scholarship fully covers conference fees and accommodation; recipients will participate in an informal meeting about the present and future of ecumenics, hosted by GEII on site in San Juan, and will be encouraged to publish their papers as a set in Ecumenical Trends. The application process for the Graymoor Scholarships is integrated into the paper proposal system. Priority will be given to those scholars whose accepted paper proposals concern explicitly ecumenical or interreligious topics. Questions about the scholarships can be directed to GEII Associate Director, Aaron Hollander, at ahollander@geii.org