Call For Papers: Fourth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society

Upcoming Deadline! Fourth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society
Application Deadline: Thursday, June 6, 2013

Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters or colloquia are invited for the Fourth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society being held at the Universidad Nacional Costa Rica in Heredia, Costa Rica from 29-30 April. We welcome proposals from a variety of disciplines and perspectives that will contribute to the conference discourse. We also encourage faculty and research students to submit joint proposals for paper presentations or colloquia.

The International Advisory Board is also pleased to announce the Call For Submissions to the peer-reviewed International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society. Proposals are invited that address issues of religion, theology and spirituality through one of the following categories:

Theme 1: Religious Foundations
Theme 2: Religious Community and Socialization
Theme 3: Religious Commonalities and Differences
Theme 4: The Politics of Religion

Presenters have the option to submit completed papers to the International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society . If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations include the option to submit a video presentation, and/or submission to the one of the journals for peer review and possible publication, as well as subscriber access to the International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society.
The current deadline to submit a proposal (a title and short abstract) is 6 June 2013*. For more information on submitting your proposal and registering for the conference, please click on the blue button below.

Delegates interested in submitting a proposal and presenting at the 2014 conference in either Spanish or Portuguese may submit their proposal through our partner knowledge community, Communidad de Religión y Sociedad. Proposals submitted through this site will be considered for publication in the fully refereed Revista Internacional de Religión, Espiritualidad y Sociedad and will be presented in Spanish or Portuguese at the conference in a special Spanish/Portuguese-language themed session.
For more information on Spanish or Portuguese language conference presentations, please visit the Religión y Sociedad knowledge community site by clicking link below.

In 2014 the Religion and Spirituality Conference travels to Heredia, Costa Rica. Although Costa Rica's official religion is Catholicism, the country's open attitude and acceptance to religious freedom has ushered a recent spiritual awakening that has welcomed an unprecedented increase in religious sects across this peaceful Central American nation. Believers in Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Taoism, Hare Krishna, Scientology and many other faiths and practices have established strong footholds in the Costa Rican community. As such, Costa Rica and the Universidad Nacional Costa Rica are ideal venues for the neutral and open discussion of religion and spirituality.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 12:45pm to Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 12:45pm
Sponsored By: 
Universidad Nacional Costa Rica
San Jose, Costa Rica
Target Audience: 
Higher Education
Presenter Type: 
Visiting Scholar/Faculty