Holiday Greetings from the AASR President

We send you and your families holiday greetings and best wishes for the New Year. Thank you for your membership and support of the Association during the last twenty-five years. Your tireless efforts have strengthened our academic presentations at The International Association of the History of Religions (IAHR) Congresses, our own AASR Conferences in Africa, The American Academy of Religion (AAR), The Society for Biblical Literature (SBL), and the African Studies Association (ASA).

We invite you to attend the 8th AASR Conference in Africa at the University of Zambia and Justo Mwale University 1-4 August, 2018. Our theme is: “Revisiting Religion, Politics, and the State in Africa and the African Diaspora” an appropriate theme for a region that continues to experiences political surprises as it makes progress towards democratic rule.

Join us as we welcome to that conference our special invitees.

Professor Muna B. Ndulo, Professor of Law; Elizabeth and Arthur Reich Director, Leo and Arvilla Berger International Legal Studies Program; Director of the Institute for African Development, Cornel University, Keynote Speaker

Professor Gerrie ter Haar, Emeritus Professor of Religion and Development at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam. Plenary Speaker

Professor Erin Wilson, The Director of the Centre for Religion, Conflict and the Public Domain and Associate Professor of Religion and Politics, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

Professor Afe Adogame, The Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Christianity and Society at Princeton Theological Seminary, USA. Editor in Chief of AASR EJournal.

The local committee is planning interesting tours of the vicinity of Lusaka.

We wish you peace and success in the new year and look forward to seeing all of you in Lusaka


Elias Kifon Bongmba
AASR President
December 2017

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