We are soliciting papers for a conference on Mormon perspectives on war and peace to be held at Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, on March 18-19, 2011. Paper proposals from historical-social scientific, theological, and normative standpoints are all welcome. The conference aims to be exploratory and deliberative, seeking to include and represent voices from across the spectrum and engage multiple perspectives in respectful dialogue.
As a relatively young religion, Mormonism has not yet fully grappled with the many complicated questions of peace and war in the modern world, with all of their theological, social, and political ramifications, but the time is ripe to do so. Accordingly, this conference seeks to examine not only Mormonismís history in relation to issues of war and peace, but also the resources within the tradition that provide a foundation for constructive discussion and dialogue about how individual Latter-day Saints and the broader church orient themselves in a world of violence.
The deadline for proposals, which should include a paper abstract of no more than 500 words and a brief CV of the presenter, is September 1, 2010. Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions may be directed to one of the conference co-chairs, Richard Bushman (email@example.com) or Patrick Mason (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This conference is co-sponsored by the Latter-day Saint Council on Mormon Studies, and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.
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Phone: 574-631-7695 Email: email@example.com
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