After ten years of continual warfare, American studies scholars have still not fully addressed the dynamic role of religion in U.S. military culture or policy. To address this, presenters are wanted for a panel on the place of religion in war and peace for the upcoming American Studies Association Annual Meeting, to be held in Baltimore, Maryland, October 20-23, 2011. Potential topics include: Christian Peacemaker Teams and the death of Tom Fox, religion at the Air Force Academy, chaplains, religious freedom within the United States military, religious diversity within the U.S. military, metaphors of war within popular religious expression, war in Christian eschatology and prophecy, concepts of Holy War, the memorialization of Pat Tillman, military recruiting and religion, servicemen and women as missionaries, missions to servicemen and women, religiously-motivated violence, religiously-motivated peace movements, and more. Submissions are encouraged to address the conference theme “"Imagination, Reparation and Transformation." Topics can be historical or contemporary, and panelists with interests outside of Christianity are especially encouraged to apply. Potential presenters should send a 250 word abstract of their presentation, including a title; a one-page CV; and details about needed audio-visual support to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 10, 2011.
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