Call for Papers
Interfaith Theological Symposium
On Economic Justice
Interfaith Worker Justice invites graduate students from all faith traditions to submit a paper proposal for an InterfaithTheological Symposium on Economic Justice. This symposium will feature leading scholars in theology, social ethics, and economic justice. It will be held at DePaul University in Chicago June 18-19 in conjunction with IWJ's 15th Anniversary Conference June 19-21.
Participating students will benefit from engaging with leading scholars on faith and economic justice. All accepted papers will be published in brief in the symposium booklet and in full online. Paper topics from all religious disciplines are welcome, but must address the question, "What within your faith tradition inspires a commitment to worker justice?" Keynote speakers include Dr. Miguel De La Torre, Dr. Tex Sample, Dr. Ched Myers, Mr. Hussam Ayloush and Rabbi Jill Jacobs.
The top paper submission will be given the Brueggemann Award in Economic Justice, with a monetary gift of $150, and you will be invited to be a key presenter on the panel "Re-Imagining Worker Justice Ministry in the 21st Century" during the full IWJ conference. The runner-up will receive a monetary award of $50.
Proposals due: April 1, 2011
Proposals must have a clear research topic, title and a 100-word abstract.
Students must include a brief bio which describes their current academic program.
Final papers due: May 1, 2011
Final papers should be between 3,000 - 5,000 words long.
Only papers submitted on time will be considered for an award.
Please submit proposals no later than April 1, 2011 to Honna Eichler at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Interfaith Worker Justice, ATTN: Honna Eichler, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago, IL 60660.
Advisory Committee: Dr. Charles Amjad-Ali, Imam Taha Hassane, Rabbi Laurie Coskey and Deacon Rebekah Jordan Gienapp
Please contact Honna Eichler with any questions.