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    Narratives and Negotiation: Agency, Religion and the State

    Roger Williams University is named after the founder of the colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, the first established with guarantees of separation of church and state.

    The 4th annual conference on Religion and the State will be held at Roger Williams University April 12-14, 2013. The core ideas and theories in this conference seek to span various continents and peoples working from the principles of Roger Williams in regards to engagement and individual voice. We would like to engage with scholars across religions. Thus our theme this year is “Narrative and Negotiation: Agency, Religion and the State” and will focus on emerging stories of engagement, struggle and dialogue between individuals, groups, and states. We welcome submissions addressing matters of religion and the state from any and all regions of the world with particular focus on the 19th and 20th centuries. We hope uncovering these histories helps not only to augment what is known, but challenges researchers to think about the ever-changing contours of power struggle.

    Conference organizers:

    Dr. Sargon George Donabed

    Dr. Autumn Quezada-Grant

    Student Assistant Emily Masseo