Mennonite Scholars and Friends at the AAR/SBL

About

The Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre (TMTC) has been designated to coordinate the Mennonite Scholars and Friends (MSF) events at the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature (AAR/SBL), which meets every November. We do this on behalf of Mennonite and Anabaptist-affiliated post-secondary institutions, and the many individual scholars who participate in these events. The reception and forum are open to any who wish to attend.

2019 – San Diego

Call for proposals

Call for proposals

In 2019, the Mennonite Scholars and Friends Forum at AAR/SBL will be focusing on the theme of “Migration, Borders, and Belonging.” The Program Committee is delighted to announce that the first part of the forum will be devoted to hearing reflections from authors of two recent books on this topic: Jennifer Graber, author of The Gods of Indian Country: Religion and the Struggle for the American West (Oxford University Press, 2018), and Felipe Hinojosa, author of Latino Mennonites: Civil Rights, Faith, and Evangelical Culture (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014). The second part of the forum will be devoted to hearing from respondents and the Program Committee invites proposals for reflections on the contribution of one or both of these works in relation to the forum’s theme.

Proposals of not more than 300 words should be submitted by April 15th, 2019 to mennonite.centre@utoronto.ca. The 2019 forum will be held in San Diego, California on Friday, November 22nd from 6:30–8:30pm.

Forum

Friday, November 22nd, 2019, 6:30pm—8:30pm

Location: TBA

Theme: Migration, Borders, and Belonging

Reception

Friday, November 22nd, 2019, 8:30pm—10:00pm

Location: TBA

Program committee

A program committee oversees the annual forum. Current members include Kyle Gingerich Hiebert (coordinator), Melanie Howard, Chris Huebner, Kimberly Penner, Jamie Pitts, Andrea Saner, and Laura Schmidt Roberts. Questions, comments, and suggestions are welcome at any time and can be directed to Kyle Gingerich Hiebert.

Supporting institutions

The following institutions have committed to paying an annual amount towards the cost of these events: Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Bethel College, Bluffton University, Canadian Mennonite University, Columbia Bible College, Conrad Grebel University College, Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Eastern Mennonite University, Fresno Pacific University, Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary, Goshen College, Humanitas Anabaptist-Mennonite Centre (Trinity Western University), Mennonite Mission Network, Messiah College, Tabor College, and the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre.

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