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The Art and Practice of Teaching Theology

2022 Call for Papers

Tracey Lamont, Loyola University New Orleans (LA)

Patrick Manning, Seton Hall University (NJ)


The Art and Practice of Teaching Theology section of the CTS invites presentations that address pedagogical issues related to the conference theme: “‘Why We Can’t Wait’: Racism and the Church.” Proposals may include, but are not limited to:


  • Imagining pedagogical practices that demonstrate a commitment to anti-racism as articulated by USCCB pastoral letters such as “Brothers and Sisters for Us,” Pope Francis’ encyclical Fratelli Tutti, and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Why We Can't Wait; 
  • Strategies for centering marginalized racial and ethnic voices and decentering predominantly white European authored theological resources in course design;
  • Developing an inclusive curriculum and syllabi attentive to intersectionality, power, and privilege;
  • Creating space in the classroom for contending with and understanding issues of race, power, and privilege in meaningful ways;
  • Methods or practices that facilitate the difficult process of self-examination and that confront the entrenchment of White supremacy in theological educators themselves, their communities, and/or their institutions in productive ways;
  • Embodied pedagogies that help teachers and learners to engage these issues authentically;
  • Addressing the political, moral, ecological, and religious dimensions of racism and white supremacy in undergraduate classrooms;
  • Other topics related to the conference theme which focus on the art and practice of teaching theology, especially to undergraduates. 

Preference will be given to collaborative and interdisciplinary papers and presentations.


Proposals should be 250-500 words in length and include a brief description of methodology and selected bibliography and one’s current institutional affiliation and position. Proposals should be emailed to both conveners by December 15, 2021. Scholars will be notified of the status of their proposals by mid-January.

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