CFB: “Intersecting Islamophobia,” FSR Blog’s Call for Thematic Blog Submissions!
We want to hear your responses to FSR Blog’s @theTable: “Intersecting Islamophobia.”
Having explored how scholars of religion must recognize the need to discuss race as a primary target of religious oppression (Tanisha Ramachandran), how the picking and choosing refugees based on their religious identity under the pretext of national security needs to be exposed and challenged (Sharon Jacob), how a theology of difference can help the interfaith dialogue process (Michelle Voss Roberts), and how we ought to consider who is being asked to speak in interfaith contexts (Najeeba Syeed), we now need you.
We invite you, our readers, to reflect on aspects of the conversation and your own experiences on this topic in the form of a blog submission. The original topic call is found in the original posting below. N.B. Open call authors must incorporate aspects of the @theTable’s analyses in their blog submissions. Submissions that do not engage any of the published pieces will be declined.
The due date for submissions is May 6th, 2016 and pieces must adhere to our submission guidelines.
Any questions? Send us an email at [email protected].
We look forward to hearing from you!
Fearful responses to global refugee crises and terrorism have inspired many people of faith to work for peace through interreligious dialogue. This FSR Blog @theTable and partnered open call considers how feminist perspectives in religion and interreligious praxis can mutually inform one another in times of heightened xenophobia. How are representations of Islam and other religious traditions gendered and racialized? What obstacles hinder dialogue about these intersections? What practical steps are necessary for intersectional feminist perspectives to impact the work of dialogue and peace building? The open call invites consideration of what feminist scholarship and feminist perspectives within particular religious traditions can contribute to these questions; how, beyond general literacy, scholars of religion can mobilize theory to advance lay conversations; and what interreligious dialogue can, in turn, contribute to feminism.
Contact: [email protected].
Deadline: May 6th, 2016.
N.B. Open call authors must incorporate aspects of the @theTable’s analyses in their blog submissions. Submissions that do not engage any of the published pieces will be declined.
Our @theTable Authors (in order of publication):
Monday: Tanisha Ramachandran, “Racializing Religion“
Tuesday: Sharon Jacob, “Religious-Nationalism, the Global Refugee Crises, and the Problem of Islamophobia“
Wednesday: Michelle Voss Roberts, “Interfaith Dialogue and the Need for Resemblance“
Thursday: Najeeba Syeed, “The Politics of Gender and Representation in Interfaith Dialogue and Scholarship“
Friday: Open call for submissions begin.