Religious Studies

  • American Academy of Religion (AAR) The American Academy of Religion's mission is to promote such reflection through excellence in scholarship and teaching in the field of religion. As a learned society and professional association of teachers and research scholars, the American Academy of Religion has over 10,000 members who teach in some 1,000 colleges, universities, seminaries, and schools in North America and abroad. AAR is dedicated to furthering knowledge of religion and religious institutions in all their forms and manifestations. This is accomplished through Academy-wide and regional conferences and meetings, publications, programs, and membership services.
  • American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) Founded in 1892, AJHS is the oldest national ethnic historical organization in the nation. AJHS is one of five partner organizations at The Center for Jewish History in Manhattan and has a branch at Hebrew College in Boston. The American Jewish Historical Society provides access to more than 20 million documents and 50,000 books, photographs, art and artifacts that reflect the history of the Jewish presence in the United States from 1654 to the present.
  • American Studies Association (ASA) ASA is the oldest and largest association devoted to American studies. ASA promotes the development and dissemination of interdisciplinary research on U.S. culture and history in a global context. Its purpose is to support scholars and scholarship committed to original research, critical thinking, and public dialogue. We are researchers, teachers, students, writers, curators, community organizers, and activists from around the world committed to the study and teaching of U.S. history and culture from multiple perspectives. The association is organized exclusively for educational and academic study purposes, including the promotion of meaningful dialogue about the United States across the globe by supporting scholars and scholarship committed to original research, innovative and effective teaching, critical thinking, and public discussion and debate.
  • Association for Canadian Jewish Studies/l'Association d'études juives canadiennes The Association for Canadian Jewish Studies/ l'Association d'études juives canadiennes was founded in 1976 as the Canadian Jewish Historical Society / Société d'histoire juive canadienne. The original aim of the society was to promote and disseminate historical research concerning the engagement of Jews to Canadian society. In an attempt to broaden its research scope, in 1996 the society changed its name to the Association for Canadian Jewish Studies / l'Association d'études juives canadiennes (ACJS / Aéjc). The ACJS / Aéjc is a national organization with headquarters in Montreal and is a constituent organization of Canadian Jewish Congress. Since the 1970s the organization has been affiliated with several local Jewish historical societies and organizations throughout Canada.
  • Australian Association for the Study of Religions (AASR) The Australian Association for the Study of Religions (AASR) is a professional organisation with a membership of more than 100 people, comprised of teachers, academics, students and others with a knowledge and experience of religious traditions.
  • Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion (CCSR) The Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion is a consortium of academic societies in the field of Religious Studies: Canadian Society for the Study of Religion, Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Canadian Society of Church History, Canadian Society of Patristic Studies, Canadian Theological Society, Societé canadienne de théologie, and the Societé québécoise pour l'étude de la religion. The Corporation was founded for the purpose of "publishing a journal and other materials to serve the needs of scholars working in both the French and English languages in Canada in all fields of the academic study of religion."
  • Canadian Society for the Study of Religion (CSSR) A Canadian academic society oriented to the scholarly study of religion. It fosters an interdisciplinary environment and welcome participation from scholars (professors and students alike) engaged in a many different academic approaches to the study of religion. Its 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. In addition, the CSSR/SCÉR maintains close liaison with the Société québécoise pour l'étude de la religion and holds membership, as a Society, in the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR).
  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) is an international 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 the European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR) is to promote the academic study of religions through the international collaboration of scholars normally resident in Europe whose research has a bearing on the subject.
  • International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR) The International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR) is a worldwide body of national and regional associations for the academic study of religion, and is a member of the Conseil International de la Philosophie et des Sciences Humaines/ The International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Studies (CIPSH) under the auspices of UNESCO. The IAHR seeks to promote the activities of all scholars and affiliates that contribute to the historical, social, and comparative study of religion. As such, the IAHR is the preeminent international forum for the critical, analytical and cross-cultural study of religion, past and present. The IAHR is not a forum for confessional, apologetical, or other similar concerns.
  • Middle East Studies Association (MESA) MESA is a private, non-profit learned society that brings together scholars, educators and those interested in the study of the region from all over the world. The association is a constituent society of the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Council of Area Studies Associations, and a member of the National Humanities Alliance. MESA that fosters the study of the Middle East, promotes high standards of scholarship and teaching, and encourages public understanding of the region and its peoples through programs, publications and services that enhance education, further intellectual exchange, recognize professional distinction, and defend academic freedom in accordance with its status as a 501(c)(3) scientific, educational, literary, and charitable organization.
  • 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.
  • North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR) The North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR) was initially formed in 1985 by E. Thomas Lawson, Luther H. Martin, and Donald Wiebe, to encourage the historical, comparative, structural, theoretical, and cognitive approaches to the study of religion among North American scholars; to represent North American scholars of religion at the international level; and to sustain communication between North American scholars and their international colleagues engaged in the study of religion.
  • Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) Society of Biblical Literature is the oldest and largest international scholarly membership organization in the field of biblical studies. Founded in 1880, the Society has grown to over 8,500 international members including teachers, students, religious leaders and individuals from all walks of life who share a mutual interest in the critical investigation of the Bible. The Society’s mission to foster biblical scholarship is a simple, comprehensive statement that encompasses the Society’s aspirations. Its vision is to offer members opportunities for mutual support, intellectual growth, and professional development.

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Religious Studies and Theology (Posted 11/21/17)
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Fairfield, CT

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Karachi, Pakistan

Religious Studies and Theology (Posted 11/20/17)
Florida A&M University
Tallahassee, FL

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