2020 Annual Meeting

Your AAR staff continues to work toward holding the Annual Meeting in Boston, Nov. 21-24, 2020. We are aware of the uncertainty and contradictory projections related to the COVID-19 pandemic and with health and safety as a priority, we will continue monitoring the guidance of governments and health experts as we plan and make decisions. Should any changes need to be made related to the 2020 Annual Meeting, we will promptly notify you.

2020 Regional Meetings

Open Registration:

All remaining regional meetings for 2020 have been canceled

Past Programs

Past programs of the AAR include the Luce Summer Seminars, which were held from June 2009 through June 2013.

Summer Seminars on Theologies of Religious Pluralism and Comparative Theology (concluded June 2013)

Cohort Three
May 30–June 7, 2012, at Georgia Tech, Atlanta
November 16, 2012, at the Annual Meeting, Chicago
May 29-June 5, 2013, at Georgia Tech, Atlanta

Cohort Two
June 13-20, 2010, at Georgia Tech, Atlanta
October 29, 2010, at the Annual Meeting, Atlanta
May 29-June 5, 2011, in Chicago, IL

Cohort One
June 7-14, 2009, at Union Theological Seminary, New York City
November 6, 2009, at the Annual Meeting, Montreal
May 30-June 6, 2010, at the Catholic Theological Union, Chicago

The AAR has been awarded $600,000 in grants from the Henry Luce Foundation to deliver Summer Seminars on Theologies of Religious Pluralism (TRP) and Comparative Theology to theological educators. We will offer these seminars in three cohorts. Each cohort will be composed of around 18 participants and 7 instructors and will meet for a week-long event the first summer, then a one day event the following fall at the Annual Meeting, followed by another week-long event the next summer. The goal of the seminars is to provide training to theological educators to meet their ongoing scholarly and curricular development needs.

American Academy of Religion/Henry Luce Foundation
Summer Seminar Fellows

Cohort Three Fellows

  • Kimberly Rae Connor, University of San Francisco
  • John Dadosky, Regis College/University of Toronto
  • Jeanine Diller, University of Toledo
  • Kathleen Fisher, Assumption College
  • Todd Green, Luther College
  • Adam Gregerman, Saint Mary's Seminary and University and Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies
  • Melanie Harris, Texas Christian University
  • Katherine Janiec Jones, Wofford College
  • Martha Moore-Keish, Columbia Theological Seminary
  • Marianne Moyaert, Fund for Scientific Research and Free University of Amsterdam
  • Elaine Padilla, New York Theological Seminary
  • Stephanie Phillips, State University of New York, Buffalo
  • Marc Pugliese, Brescia University
  • Shelly Rambo, Boston University
  • Maria Van Ryn, Yeshiva University
  • Mary Veeneman, North Park University
  • Beatrice Wallins, Seattle University
  • Christian Winn, Bethel University

Cohort Two Fellows

  • Ron Baard, Bangor Theological Seminary
  • Paul Capetz, United Theological Seminary
  • Claudio Carvalhaes, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
  • Denny Clark, College of Idaho
  • Monica Coleman, Claremont School of Theology
  • Jonathan Edelmann, Mississippi State University
  • James Farwell, Bethany College
  • Jay Ford, Wake Forest University
  • Fran Grace, University of Redlands
  • Peter Heltzel, New York Theological Seminary
  • Krista Hughes, Hanover College
  • Alexander Hwang, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
  • Allen Jorgenson, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary
  • Shalahudin Kafrawi, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Jeffery Long, Elizabethtown College
  • Linda Mercadante, Methodist Theological School
  • Echol Nix, Furman University
  • James Anthony Noel, San Francisco Theological Seminary
  • Mayra Rivera, Pacific School of Religion
  • Kevin Schilbrack, Western Carolina University
  • Laurel Schneider, Chicago Theological Seminary
  • Deanna Thompson, Hamline University
  • Hussam Timani, Christopher Newport University

Cohort One Fellows

  • Michel Andraos, Catholic Theological Union
  • Edward Phillip Antonio, Iliff School of Theology
  • Loye Ashton, Tougaloo College
  • Julia Watts Belser, Missouri State University
  • Sharon Betcher, Vancouver School of Theology
  • Clifton Clarke, Regent University
  • Marion Grau, Graduate Theological Union
  • Kathleen Greider, Claremont School of Theology
  • Ravi M. Gupta, College of William and Mary
  • Lisa M. Hess, United Theological Seminary
  • Mary E. Hess, Luther Seminary
  • Emily Holmes, Christian Brothers University
  • Tat-siong Benny Liew, Pacific School of Religion
  • Anna Bonta Moreland, Villanova University
  • Stacy L. Patty, Lubbock Christian University
  • Miriam Perkins, Emmanuel School of Religion
  • Paul F. Sands, Baylor University
  • Angel Santiago-Vendrell, Memphis Theological Seminary
  • Devorah Schoenfeld, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  • Gerald Shenk, Eastern Mennonite Seminary
  • Karla Suomala, Luther College
  • Gregory Walter, St. Olaf’s College
  • Homayra Ziad, Trinity College

About the Summer Seminar