Call for Papers and Presentations

Paper and Artwork Proposals

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND THE CHRISTIAN FAITH:

A NEW WAY FORWARD

Friday-Saturday 4th-5th May 2018

The Canadian Centre for Scholarship and the Christian Faith at Concordia University of Edmonton cordially invites you to our seventh annual conference. The theme for 2018 is Indigenous People and the Christian Faith: A New Way Forward. This conference is open to indigenous people and issues from all over the world.

Artwork and Posters may be from any of the following sub-disciplines along the theme of Indigenous People and the Christian Faith: Music, Poetry, Drama, Dance and the Visual Arts including Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Design. Indigenous story-tellers and performance artists are also highly desirable for the conference. CCSCF, as an open and inclusive academic institution, also welcomes proposals related to Indigenous Spirituality. Artists may sell their artwork at the conference.

Academic Papers and Presentations along the lines of the theme of Indigenous People and the Christian Faith may be approached interdisciplinarily from the Humanities and Social Sciences and from the subdisciplines of philosophy, theology, psychology, sociology, history, culture, art and ethics. There is a broad range of possible topics with some overlap. This list is neither exhaustive nor intended to be restrictive: Indigenous People and Biblical Studies, Indigenous People and Theology, Indigenous People and the Church, Indigenous People and Education, Indigenous People and Politics, Indigenous People and Government Policy, Indigenous People and Ethics, Indigenous People and the Arts, Indigenous People and Law, Indigenous People and Literature, Indigenous People and Philosophy, Indigenous People and Colonialism, Indigenous People and Postcolonialism, Truth and Reconciliation, and Indigenous Christianity. CCSCF, as an open and inclusive academic institution, also welcomes proposals related to Indigenous Spirituality.

Vernon Press will be publishing the proceeds of this conference. Scholars who want their original unpublished papers in this book must submit them for adjudication by 31st July 2018 to the editor Dr Bill Anderson at bill.anderson@concordia.ab.ca. Scholars need not present at the conference to submit their papers for consideration.

This conference is supported by the Concordia Indigenous Student Council.

Submit your proposal here

Register here.

Student Grants to attend free – click here to apply.

Clergy Grants to attend free – click here to apply.