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November 2016 San Antonio, Texas (USA).- Call for Proposals : “Revolution, Not Love”

Liberation Theologies Group

jeudi 18 février 2016, par CREAGH Ronald

Theology for Liberation in the UK

You are invited to submit a paper for review and publication that explores the interaction of radical politics and Christian faith that takes seriously its British context and looks for actual concrete change for neighbourhoods.

Nothing vague or aspirational : Demonstrably Practical Theology, rooted in neighbourhoods or marginal communities.

Papers need to demonstrate an understanding of a particular context, show that analysis has taken place with (rather than over or for) people and that the analysis of lived experience is deeply reflected on with academically rigorous theology that’s presented in an accessible way.

Themes may include but are not exclusive to :

The interaction of religions in ways that change society
Anarchy as observed and interacted with by people of faith
Queer theology and its role in social transformation
Disability and challenging the changes to the social contract
Direct Action and theological refletion

Due Date for Proposals : 1st March 2016
Due date for submission of paper and abstract : 1st July 2016

Contact :
Revd Dr Keith Hebden, Guest Editor for Modern Believing for more details and to submit a proposal.

The Liberation Theologies Group invites proposals for papers for a session titled : “Revolution, Not Love.” Our world and its ecology cry out ; so too do majorities of people on its surface. We encourage reading the prompt “Revolution, Not Love” as a provocation or a manifesto, as a proposition to be denied or a proposition to be defended, or as a nudge toward the places where the pain or promise of revolution, not love, predominates. We especially invite proposals that hold the tension between revolution and love open without falling too quickly or too simply into flat arguments for one, the other, or easy reconciliations of the two.

As always, the Liberation Theologies Group values contextualized proposals that articulate incisive theological and theoretical arguments with the specificity of scholarship on the ground. Human and environmental suffering, like human or environmental revolutions, are uniquely particular as well as interrelated. With this in mind, possible themes could span :

• Anti-theologies or Theologies of Protest, Dissent
• Neoliberal Economics
• Sites, Practices, or Theologies of Resistance to Colonialism ; Coloniality in the Public Sphere
• Racialization, Corporatization….Tentacles of Oppression and Domination
• Post Arab Spring Love : Revolutionary Failure ? Success ?
• Lived Experiments in Radical Political Alternatives (e.g. Rojava, Syria)
• Violence as a Possibility for (Im)possible Political or Economic Resistance
• Violence and Protest ; Violence for Social Change
• Contemporary Student Movements or the Turn Towards Decolonizing the University
• Radical Queer Politics
• Terrorism
• The Prison-Industrial Complex
• Violent Responses to Black Lives Matter
• Revisiting Marxist Revolutions
• Violence of “White Lone Wolves”
• Resistance as a Form of Genuine Relationships
• Creating Community
• Environmental Racism

The 2016 American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting will be held November 19-22 in San Antonio, TX. Paper proposals should be submitted through the PAPERS system. More information is available here :

The Liberation Theologies Group encourages crossover dialogue—between contexts, between disciplines, and between religions—and reflection on the implications of liberationist discourse for the transformation of theology as a whole, both its methods and substance. We welcome proposals arising out of or engaging all religious or ritual traditions including, but certainly not limited to : indigenous religions, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, Christianity, traditional African religions and Buddhism. We encourage broad interpretation of the terms of the call and creative, constructive proposals for liberation theologies in the 21st century.

Questions ? : Santiago Slabodsky | Hannah Hofheinz