Call for Papers for Ethics Center Conference on Poverty and Displacement - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Call for Papers for Ethics Center Conference on Poverty and Displacement

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Thursday, December 1, 2005

Hebrew Union College-University of Cincinnati Center for the Study of Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems (HUC-UC Ethics Center) and Union Institute & University Graduate College are pleased to announce a call for papers to be presented in the annual program on "Poverty, Welfare, and Religion." The theme of this year's symposium is Poverty and Displacement. It will be convened at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio, from May 6-8, 2006. 

Papers may focus on religious thought and practice and the implications of war, natural disasters, and migration. We welcome submissions from scholars in history, religious studies, philosophy, sociology, social work, and political science. 

Submission of abstracts must be received by January 6, 2006. Abstracts should not exceed three hundred words and must include title, author's name and address. All conference papers will be refereed for publication. 

HUC-UC Ethics Center and Union Institute & University Graduate College also encourage students who are engaged in academic research to submit proposals based on their work to the editorial committee. Authors should clearly indicate their student status with their submission. 

Proposals should be sent either electronically ( or by mail to: 

HUC-UC Ethics Center
3101 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220 

Further information on the symposium will soon be available at: and

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