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AAR Annual Meeting
Atlanta, GA
November 21-24, 2015

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Bioethics and Religion Group

Statement of Purpose: 

This Group offers a unique venue within the AAR for addressing the intersections of religion, bioethics, and health/healthcare related matters. It encourages creative and scholarly examinations of these intersections, drawing on such disciplines as religious and philosophical ethical theory, theology, ethnography, clinical ethics, history, and law. It seeks to undertake this scholarly work by drawing on a variety of perspectives (e.g., Feminist/Womanist/Mujerista, cross-cultural, and interreligious) and to demonstrate the contributions that religious and ethical scholarship can offer to the critical exploration of contemporary bioethical issues.

Call for Papers: 

In light of the location and theme of 2015 Annual Meeting, the Bioethics and Religion Group invites submissions in the area of religion and public health. We encourage projects that explore religious bioethics beyond the traditional health care setting, such as: the social, economic, and environmental determinants of health; religion’s influence on health; conscientious objection to vaccinations; and responses to pandemics (e.g., Ebola). Interesting proposals in other areas of religion and bioethics will also be considered.

We are also interested in papers that examine illness narratives or other aspects of the interrelationship between disability, religiosity, literature, and art for a possible joint session with the Arts, Literature, and Religion Group and the Religion and Disability Studies Group.

Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members until after final acceptance/rejection
ChairSteering Committee