Call for papers on ‘Spirit of the Commonwealth: Leadership, Religion and International Order’

Submissions are invited for a Special Issue of The Round Table:  The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs with the working title “Spirit of the Commonwealth: Leadership, Religion and International Order”.

We are witnessing a period of tumultuous change across the globe. Driven by factors such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the far-reaching impacts of climate change, the rise of China, a rushing tide of nationalism, and widening political and social polarisation, this wave of change is restructuring how the world is perceived. There is a glaring need for trusted transnational leadership. What is the role of the Commonwealth of Nations in these changing times? What, if any, is the place of religion in the public square of Commonwealth nations and organisations?

Topics might include but are not limited to:

  • Religion and Commonwealth Values
  • Religion and Reconciliation
  • Legacies of White and Missionary religion
  • Religion, Gender and Advocacy
  • Interfaith Dialogue in Commonwealth Contexts
  • Religion and Diasporas
  • Inter-faith Environmental Initiatives
  • Religion and Law in Commonwealth contexts: Blasphemy Laws, Protected Beliefs and Freedom of Speech?

Articles between 4000-6000 words will be considered for publication. All papers will be subject to the normal Round Table peer review process and should follow the journal’s style recommendations. More information about the journal can be found https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/ctrt20

Proposals should be submitted, by email, to the guest editor Terry Barringer (tabarringe@aol.com) by 1 November 2021.

This call for papers has been submitted by Derek McDougall, Alumnus of the University of Divinity.


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