@theTable: “Intersecting Islamophobia” and Open Call for Submissions
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.
Next: Tanisha Ramachandran, “Racializing Religion” (Part 1)