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This annual, one-day meeting brings together nationally recognized scholars and secondary school religion teachers from around North America to make contacts and hear about new developments in the study of the major religious traditions of the world.

 Export to Your Calendar 11/16/2018
When: Friday, November 16, 2018
9am-4pm
Where: Denver, Colorado 
United States


Online registration is available until: 11/14/2018
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Registration

CSEE Member School: $175

Non-Members: $225

 

About this Event 

This annual, one-day meeting brings together nationally recognized scholars and secondary school religion teachers from around North America to make contacts and hear about new developments in the study of the major religious traditions of the world. Scholars will share their latest research, and secondary school teachers will share information about projects they are working on and classroom activities. 

 

Attendees at this event receive a discounted rate ($90) to attend the proceeding American Academy of Religion Meeting (this event takes place on Friday, and AAR runs Saturday, Sunday, Monday). Once registered for CSEE's meeting, a link will be emailed to register for the reduced rate at AAR. Please call CSEE with any questions: 800.298.4599.

 

Presentations

Kate Zubko

Using the Body to Teach about Religion without Practicing Religion

 

This workshop outlines the benefits of utilizing embodied pedagogies to teach about world religions, including building classroom community and inviting students to broaden their resources for inquiry. Participants will be guided through a process for identifying the bodied movement grammars underlying practices at the center of particular religious traditions in order to create high-impact teaching exercises that are specific to each participants’ teaching context and goals. These assignments aim to enhance the materials and topics participants already use in facilitating their students’ study of religion. This working session includes learning how to design and implement somatic-based assignments that avoid problematic issues, namely cultural appropriation and the practicing of religion.

 

Katherine C. Zubko (Ph.D. Emory University) is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and NEH Distinguished Professor of the Humanities (2018-21) at University of North Carolina Asheville. Her areas of expertise include aesthetics, ritual, performance and embodied religion in South Asia. Zubko is the author of Dancing Bodies of Devotion: Fluid Gestures in Bharata Natyam (Lexington Books, 2014). Current research interests include exploring the bodied aspects of conflict transformation, in particular the role of gestures of compassion and hospitality, and diversifying pedagogies and interdisciplinary curriculum design as part of the scholarship of teaching and learning.  Zubko currently co-chairs the Body and Religion group and serves on the Teaching Religion unit at the American Academy of Religion.

 

 

 

Rose T. Caraway

We are Interconnected: Mindfulness, Meditation, and Ecology in World Religions

How do different world religions understand the relationship between mindfulness, meditation, and the natural world? This discussion will explore different approaches to meditation and mindfulness within the larger context of spiritual ecology and environmental engagement. Through an analysis of indigenous spiritualities, Mahayana Buddhism, and Christian ecotheology, this presentation will explore how individuals and communities are re-thinking the relationship between human persons and the natural world in which they are embedded.

 

Rose Caraway is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University. She is a scholar of religion and society in Cuba, with a focus on agroecology and environmenal ethics. Her current research explores the connections between religion, ecology, and sustainable development in post-Soviet Cuba.

 

 

 

 

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Testimonials

  • The best thing about this event? “Looking at new ways and pedagogical tools to teach World Religions.”
  • “Many perspectives from true experts in each field. Loved the variety of pedagogy, philosophy, and model syllabi.”

 

 

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