CrossCurrents, a journal that seeks to bridge differences in religion, faith, and politics, is seeking applicants for its annual research colloquium. The theme this year is "Mission and Media: Shaping the Beloved Community."
The journal invites applications from scholars and writers, artists and activists, as well as those involved in the non-profit sector, who are interested in faith-rooted work shaping a more just and peaceful world, especially by exploring the use of various forms of media. Proposed projects might include:
- historical case studies of media and faith-rooted social change
- theological or ethical critiques of contemporary faith-rooted social movements in which media feature as a key component
- visionary projects of various sorts — artistic, activist, philosophical or theological, empirical, that explore the ways in which the cause of healing and repairing the world can be more effectively promoted in the future
- projects that focus on media and specific sectors of faith-rooted social change— intersectionality, and especially race/class/gender; climate change; immigration; inequality; etc.
The colloquium will take place in New York City from July 6-31, 2015. Fellows will receive room and board, along with access to several area research libraries.
Please note that applications are due by February 2, 2015. For information on how to apply and additional details about the research colloquium, please visit the colloquium website.