Religious Studies & Ministry

  • American Academy of Religion (AAR) AAR's mission is to promote ongoing reflection upon and understanding of religious traditions, issues, questions, and values. AAR is dedicated to furthering knowledge of religion and religious institutions in all their forms and manifestations.
  • American Catholic Philosophical Association (ACPA) ACPA is steeped in classical sources and cultivating the Catholic Philosophical heritage. The objective of ACPA is to promote the advancement of philosophy as an intellectual discipline consonant with Catholic tradition.
  • American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) Founded in 1892, AJHS is the oldest national ethnic historical organization in the nation. AJHS provides access to more than millions of documents and thousands of books, photographs, art, and artifacts that reflect the history of the Jewish presence in the United States from 1654 to the present.
  • Association for Canadian Jewish Studies/l'Association d'études juives canadiennes Association for Canadian Jewish Studies aim is to promote and disseminate historical research concerning the engagement of Jews to Canadian society. Members receive the Association’s Bulletin highlighting news and events pertaining to Canadian Jewish studies, a bound copy of the Canadian Jewish Studies journal, and attend the annual conference at a reduced rate.
  • Association of Practical Theology (APT) The purpose of APT is to promote critical discourse that integrates theological reflection and practice. APT investigates practical theology as an integrative hermeneutical endeavor as the heart of theological education, characterizing not only the ministerial sub-disciplines but also a manner and method of engaged reflection.
  • Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) APC advocates for quality chaplaincy care of all persons in health care facilities, correctional institutions, long-term care units, rehabilitation centers, hospice, the military and other specialized settings. APC's mission is to promote quality chaplaincy care through advocacy, education, professional standards and service to our members. APC members include chaplains and affiliates involved in chaplaincy care of all persons, respecting their diverse cultures, identities, abilities and beliefs.
  • Australian Association for the Study of Religion (AASR) AASR's mission is to foster the development of high quality scholarship about religion in Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region. AASR is comprised of teachers, academics, students and others who come from diverse scholarly backgrounds and training, including Religious Studies, the Sociology of Religion, Political Science, History, Anthropology, and Theology.
  • Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion (CCSR) CCSR is a consortium of academic societies in the field of religious studies and theology, and supporting departments and faculties of religious studies and/or theology in Canadian universities. CCSR publishes a journal and other materials to serve the needs of scholars working in both the French and English languages in Canada in the academic study of religion.
  • Canadian Society for the Study of Religion (CSSR) CSSR's aim is to encourage research in the development of the study of religion, with particular reference to Canada and to promote a critical examination of the goals, methods, and styles of teaching demanded by the discipline. CSSR fosters an interdisciplinary environment and welcomes participation from scholars engaged in many different academic approaches to the study of religion.
  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) CCCU is a global higher education association of intentionally Christian colleges and universities. Founded in 1976, the Council strives to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education through advocacy, professional development, and experiential education.
  • European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR) The objective of EASR is to promote the academic study of religions through the international collaboration of scholars in Europe whose research has a bearing on the subject. This is achieved through conferences, symposia or colloquia; the encouragement of scholarly publications; the exchange of information through electronic or other means; and other activities.
  • General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) The mission of GBHEM is to build capacity for United Methodist lay and clergy leaders to discover, claim and flourish in Christ’s calling in their lives, by creating connections and providing resources to aid in recruitment, education, professional development and spiritual formation. Every elder, deacon and licensed local pastor benefits from GBHEM training and candidacy programs.
  • Graduate Theological Foundation (GTF) GTF provides advanced educational opportunities to practicing ministry professionals. GTF strives to provide quality education to professionals from a variety of faith backgrounds by providing a plethora of study options, as well as providing opportunities to study at collaborating institutions.
  • International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR) IAHR is a worldwide body of national and regional associations for the academic study of religion. IAHR seeks to promote the activities of all scholars and affiliates that contribute to the historical, social, and comparative study of religion. IAHR is the preeminent international forum for the critical, analytical and cross-cultural study of religion, past and present.
  • International Association of Chaplains in Higher Education (IACHE) IACHE is the international professional association for chaplains in higher education. IACHE holds a Global Conference every 4 years in different parts of the world.
  • National Association of Professors of Hebrew (NAPH) NAPH is the professional organization of professors and instructors in colleges, universities and seminaries who specialize in Hebrew language and literature of the ancient, medieval and modern periods. NAPH's mission is to foster scholarship and academic teaching Hebrew language, literature and culture in institutions of higher learning.
  • North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR) NAASR encourages the historical, comparative, structural, theoretical, and cognitive approaches to the study of religion among North American scholars; represents North American scholars of religion at the international level; and sustains communication between North American scholars and their international colleagues engaged in the study of religion.
  • Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) SBL is an international scholarly membership organization in the field of biblical studies. SBL’s mission is to foster biblical scholarship. SBL consists of teachers, students, religious leaders and individuals from all walks of life who share a mutual interest in the critical investigation of the Bible
  • UK Association for Buddhist Studies (UKABS) UKABS aims to act as a focus for Buddhist Studies in the UK and is open to academics, post-graduates, and unaffiliated Buddhist scholars or interested Buddhist practitioners. UKABS mission to the academic study of Buddhism through the national and international collaboration of all scholars whose research has a bearing on the subject.

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Religious Studies and Theology (Posted 08/14/18)
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

Humanities (Posted 08/13/18)
City Colleges of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA

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