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

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New Religious Movements Group

Statement of Purpose: 

This Group supports and encourages research on all aspects of the study of New Religious Movements. Presenters in our sessions study new and alternative religions, past and present, from a variety of methodological and disciplinary perspectives. Our sessions and additional meetings are intended to create opportunities for dialogue among academics who share a passion for understanding NRMs, and to make known to a broader audience the importance of such movements for understanding issues of religious tolerance, community building and maintenance, ritual and doctrinal innovation, and other aspects of religious life.

Call for Papers: 

For 2015, the New Religious Movements Group welcomes proposals for papers and panels on any of the following topics:

• NRMs and health, mental health, and/or (dis)ability
• New Religions and political extremes
• Southern New Religions and the question of race
• Method and theory in the study of New Religions, especially in relation to popular culture and materiality
• For a potential co-sponsored session with the Religion and Food Group: The intersections between Food and New Religions and/or New Religiosities

In addition, our group always welcomes proposals related to any aspect of the study of new and alternative religions, regardless of whether it has been specified in this year's call.

Method: 
PAPERS
Process: 
Proposer names are visible to chairs but anonymous to steering committee members
Leadership: 
ChairSteering Committee