The newly-created, fully-online, Journal of Progressive Buddhism, based in Lebanon, is currently seeking members for its editorial board.
The peer-reviewed journal will serve as the main scholarly output of the online-based “Buddhist Society of Lebanon,” (http://www.bsoleb.org) the first Buddhist society in that country.
"Progressive Buddhism," as seen by the Society, is a method which takes the best of the Buddhist body of teachings and keeps what is most appropriate for a rational and fulfilling way of life. A “Statement of Principles” is available on the society’s webpage (http://www.bsoleb.org/statement.htm).
The journal and the society are unique in Lebanon and the scholarly journal, as far as I know, is unique in the Middle East as well.
All papers submitted to the journal will undergo a rigorous review by at least two readers following the double-blind process. Reports will be expected in all three cases of clear acceptance, conditional acceptance, and rejection.
As soon as the editorial board is ready, a call for papers will be issued inviting submissions dealing with the challenges offered by contemporary Buddhist practices, mainly, but not exclusively, in non-Buddhist countries, and the need—if indeed such a need is found—to critically re-assess Buddhist scriptures, teachings, and practices at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
Editorial board membership requirements are:
• A Ph.D. in a related field (Religion, Far-Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Critical Theory, Sociology, Comparative Studies, Psychology, etc.);
• A genuine interest in seeing Buddhism develop as a viable way of thinking and way of life in a rational, secular world.
If you are interested in joining the journal’s board, please send a curriculum vitae along with your area(s) of expertise.
Paul Jahshan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of American Studies
Notre Dame University
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