The American Academy of Religion's mission is to foster excellence in the academic study of religion and enhance the public understanding of religion.
In a world where religion plays so central a role in social, political, and economic events, as well as in the lives of communities and individuals, there is a critical need for ongoing reflection upon and understanding of religious traditions, issues, questions, and values.
The AAR seeks to promote such reflection through excellence in scholarship and teaching in the field of religion.
As a learned society and professional association of teachers and research scholars, the American Academy of Religion has more than 8,000 members who teach in some 900 colleges, universities, seminaries, and schools in North America and abroad.
The Academy is dedicated to furthering knowledge of religion and religious institutions in all their forms and manifestations. This is accomplished through Academy-wide and regional conferences and meetings, publications, programs, and membership services.
Within a context of free inquiry and critical examination, the Academy welcomes all disciplined reflection on religion—both from within and outside of communities of belief and practice—and seeks to enhance its broad public understanding.
The Academy is committed to promoting academic excellence, professional responsibility, free inquiry, critical examination, diversity, inclusion, respect, and transparency within the academic study of religion and in the work of the Academy itself.
In 1909, Professor Ismar J. Peritz of Syracuse University conceived the idea of forming a new organization for professors and scholars.
Its purpose was to stimulate scholarship and teaching in religion. From those early beginnings more than 100 years ago, the American Academy of Religion has grown to be the world's largest association of academics who research or teach topics related to religion, with some 9,000 members in North America and abroad. The AAR neither endorses nor rejects any religious belief or practice.
Annual Meetings, hosted by the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature, will bring together more than 10,000 attendees. Make the most of this exciting opportunity to showcase your publications and products!
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Co-hosted with the Society of Biblical Literature
|Emerge Conference 2014 (RCMA World Conference And Exposition) - Religious Conference Management Association||Washington||District of Columbia||-||-||Feb 4, 2014|
|2014 AAR Annual Meeting - American Academy Of Religion||San Diego||California||-||-||Nov 22, 2014|
|Emerge Conference 2015 (RCMA World Conference And Exposition) - Religious Conference Management Association||Birmingham||Alabama||-||-||Jan 27, 2015|
|2015 AAR Annual Meeting - American Academy Of Religion||-||-||10,000||139||Nov 21, 2015|
|Emerge 2016 (RCMA World Conference And Exposition) - Religious Conference Management Association||San Diego||California||-||-||Jan 5, 2016|