Call for Papers
Religion, Immigrants, Health and other Issues: Challenges and the Way Forward
September 27-29, 2013,
Greenville, NC 27858
As immigrants migrate to industrialized worlds, they are confronted by numerous challenges. African, Middle Eastern and Asian immigrants are noted to be particularly confronted with challenge such as female genital cutting, honor killings, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, human trafficking, amongst a host of social issues. Some have turned to religion for recourse. What policy issues do they confront? What cultural, political and religious factors are involved? Conveners would like to invite scholars, researchers, academics, students and leaders from around the world to gather for an informative discussion of these important issues. This Interdisciplinary International Conference (IIC) seeks to highlight various issues that immigrants face in industrialized countries.
Organized and hosted by the Religious Studies Program, and affiliate programs at East Carolina University. The conference will be held on September 27 – 29, 2013, East Carolina University, Greenville NC, 27858.
The focus of the conference is to draw attention on the role of the humanities and social science in health care and general development. Papers are invited from experienced scholars and researchers as well as graduate students. The conference organizers will also accept relevant panels, and poster sessions.
Conference papers should fall within the following sub-themes:
- Religion & Immigrants
- Domestic Violence
- Female Genital Cutting
- HIV / AIDS
- Human Trafficking
- Honor Killings
- Religion and Health Policies
- Health & Human Rights
- Clerics on immigrants’ health
- Minority communities and Religion
Abstract Submission – March 15, 2013
Complete Papers – July 15, 2013
|Register by Aug. 15||Regular attendants||US$100|
|Register by Aug, 15||Students||US$ 40|
|On Site Registration||Regular Attendants||US$150|
Send registration fees to:
The first International Conference on Religion and Immigrants and Health.
Religious Studies Program,
East Carolina University
Fifth Street, Brewster Building –A327 Greenville, NC 27858-4353
Send abstracts and full papers to:
Prof. Mary Nyangweso