Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters or colloquia are invited for the Fifth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society being held at the University of California at Berkely in Berkeley, USA from 16-17 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.

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 may also choose to submit written papers for publication to the fully refereed International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, you may still join the community by becoming a member and submit your article for peer review and possible publication, upload an online presentation, and enjoy subscriber access to the journal.

The first submission round to submit a proposal (a title and short abstract) is 6 February 2014*. For more information on submitting your proposal and registering for the conference, please visit the link below.

Submit a Proposal

In its fifth year, the International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society travels to the University of California at Berkeley on California’s progressive northern coast. With the city’s liberal and open-minded attitude as well as a robust representation of numerous religions and sects, Berkeley and the Bay area have long been considered a safe haven conducive to scholarly discourse and dialogue. This, coupled with the renowned atmosphere of interdisciplinary and fresh thinking generated at UC Berkeley, makes for an ideal location to explore the many intricacies and complexities of religion, spirituality and all their aspects.