APARRI 2024 Call for Proposals

Religion and Solidarity in Precarious Times

Deadline: March 29, 2024

The Asian Pacific American Religions Research Initiative (APARRI) is the largest and longest running interdisciplinary conference series in the United States addressing issues of religion and race in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. Since 1999, APARRI gatherings have provided opportunities for scholars and community leaders involved in work on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander religions to share research, exchange ideas, and build collaborative relationships.

As we gather again at UC Berkeley, we invite participants to reflect on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander religion and solidarity in precarious times. What do religion and solidarity look like now? What does solidarity mean across different religious communities and what form(s) will that solidarity take? How might Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander scholars and religious communities work together to create robust partnerships and networks of support?

Particular topics of interest include, but are not limited to AA and NHPI:

  • Religion as a unifying force and a source of division
  • Religion, climate change, and environmental justice
  • Religion and war / peace / armed conflict
  • Religion, social inequities, justice, and cohesion
  • Religion, democracy, and political polarization
  • Ancestral wisdom as sources for hope and renewal
  • Complexities and challenges to forging solidarity across different ethnicities, generations, and/or religious traditions
  • Queer futures and kinship
  • Differences between Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander religions and/or religious communities (around issues of sovereignty, land, ethics, militarism, etc.)

Learn more about this opportunity here.