We invite proposals for papers or panels examining opportunities, needs, issues, or challenges to contextual/field theological education concerning public service or ministries focused in such issues as economic justice, immigration, sexuality, or race and the legal/justice/penal systems. These proposals may address current teaching methods and practical theological approaches in public theology or the involvement/roles of ministries and faith communities in public or political arenas.
The Association of Practical Theology values diversity in scholarship as an important factor in academic excellence. Toward that end, please include within your proposals a statement of no more than 100 words describing the potential contributions or approaches through which your work diversifies or expands scholarship in practical theology.
Proposals should be no more than 750 words. Proposals should be submitted electronically as double-spaced Word documents. The body of the proposal should not include information that would identify the author. Please include a separate document that provides identifying information about the author (i.e. name, institution, etc.) and the proposal title. Proposals will be selected by a blind peer review process. Please submit proposals by June 3rd, 2012 to: firstname.lastname@example.org