The journal Practical Matters is now seeking submissions for the Spring 2012 issue on Violence and Peace.  Practical Mattersis an online, multimedia, transdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal designed to ask and provoke questions about religious practices and practical theology.

Submissions related to the following topics are invited:

  • Ethnographic, historical, theological, or philosophical studies of the role of religion in causing and responding to conflict, violence, and peacebuilding;
  • Explorations of the various resources available to religious communities of the past and present that contribute to both violence and peace, such as ritual, theology, and spiritual practices;
  • Explorations, both normative and descriptive, of the ways modern globalization and dynamics of interreligious contact contribute to both conflict and peacebuilding;
  • Pedagogical reflections on teaching subjects such as conflict transformation, peacebuilding, interreligious dialogue, reconciliation, and religious violence;
  • “On the ground” reflections of practitioners engaged in practices of religious peacebuilding and conflict transformation;
  • The ways in which classic questions of religion and violence, religion and peacebuilding, and just war and pacifism are being addressed and reformulated today.

Multimedia and interdisciplinary works are especially encouraged.  The submission deadline is September 1, 2011.

For more information on submission requirements, click here.