Special Issue "Racism and Religious Diversity in the United States"

A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Jeannine Hill Fletcher

Department of Theology, Fordham University, Bronx, New York 10458, United States
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Interests: religious diversity; gender; race; Christian theology; white supremacy/white nationalism

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue of Religions seeks to highlight the intersection between racial diversity and religious diversity as a critical location for scholarly investigation. The topic of ‘racism and religious diversity’ aims to engage discourses of religious diversity with the goal of illuminating currents of racial discourse within them, and to incorporate the critical engagement of race and racism within the study of religious diversity. The goal of this issue is to consider the intersection of racism and religious diversity in the United States from an historical and contemporary perspective, employing a wide range of methodologies. Importantly, this volume will recognize the need for increased attention to this area within our moment, which has witnessed the rise of white nationalism in the United States.

I am writing to invite your contribution to a Special Issue of Religions, which will focus on racism and religious diversity in the United States. With this topic, we are interested in engaging the lacunae that can be seen in discourses on religious diversity that have overlooked the importance of addressing race and racism in the United States.

While the focus on ‘religious diversity’ has created a bourgeoning field in theology and the study of religions, as well as interfaith and interreligious studies, very little of the discussion has been attentive to the way race and racism figure into America’s multireligious landscape. The topic of ‘racism and religious diversity’ aims to engage discourses of religious diversity with the goal of illuminating the currents of racial discourse within them, and to incorporate the critical engagement of race and racism within the study of religious diversity. The goal of this issue is to consider the intersection of racism and religious diversity in the United States from an historical and contemporary perspective, employing a wide range of methodologies. Importantly, this volume will recognize the need for increased attention to this area within our moment, which has witnessed the rise of white nationalism in the United States.

Prof. Jeannine Hill Fletcher
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • religious diversity
  • race
  • racism
  • interfaith studies
  • interreligious

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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