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web American Schools of Oriental Research
"The American Schools of Oriental Research supports and encourages the study of the peoples and cultures of the Near East, from the earliest times to the present. Founded in 1900, ASOR....communicates news of the latest research findings in its publications and through lectures at its Annual Meeting, while its overseas institutes host scholars working in the Middle East. ASOR's book series and journals such as Near Eastern Archaeology and the Bulletin of ASOR, are aimed at both a lay audience and specialist archaeologists, historians, and Biblical scholars."
http://www.asor.org/
•  Ancient Near East
•  Archaeology
•  Classical civilization and literature
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy
"Founded in 1996, The American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to further research in, and the teaching of, Greek and Latin epigraphy in North America. The Society fosters collaboration in the field and facilitates the exchange of scholarly research and discussion, both in the public forum and in published form."
http://classics.case.edu/asgle/
•  Archaeology
•  Classical civilization and literature
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web SAAWeb
"The Society for American Archaeology is an international organization dedicated to the research, interpretation, and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas."
http://www.saa.org/
•  Archaeology
•  Native Americans -- Religion
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web North American Academy of Liturgy
"North American Academy of Liturgy is an ecumenical and inter-religious association of liturgical scholars who work to promote and support liturgical research, publication, and dialogue at the scholarly level."
http://www.naal-liturgy.org/
•  Liturgics
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Architecture, Culture & Spirituality
"The Forum for Architecture, Culture and Spirituality is an international scholarly environment established in April 2007 to support architectural and interdisciplinary scholarship, research, practice, and education on the significance, experience and meaning of the built environment. Its activities include web-based information resources, networking and discussion groups, conferences and symposia, and publications."
http://www.acsforum.org/
•  Religion and architecture
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Society for Classical Studies
"Founded as the American Philological Association in 1869 by 'professors, friends, and patrons of linguistic science,' the SCS is the principal learned society in North America for the study of ancient Greek and Roman languages, literatures, and civilizations. While the majority of its members are university and college Classics teachers, members also include scholars in other disciplines, primary and secondary school teachers, and interested lay people."
http://www.apaclassics.org/
•  Classical civilization and literature
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web American Society of Papyrologists
"The American Society of Papyrologists (ASP) was founded in 1961 to further the study of ancient Greek and Latin papyri and of the materials contained in them. The Society supports and encourages research in the field, the teaching of the discipline, and opportunities for international cooperation by the scholars in the field."
http://www.papyrology.org/
•  Archaeology
•  Classical civilization and literature
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Archaeological Institute of America
"The Archaeological Institute of America endeavors to create a vivid and informed public interest in the cultures and civilizations of the past, supports archaeological research, fosters the sound professional practice of archaeology, advocates the preservation of the world's archaeological heritage, and represents the discipline in the wider world."
http://www.archaeological.org/
•  Ancient Near East
•  Archaeology
•  Classical civilization and literature
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web British Association for the Study of Religions
The British Association for the Study of Religions (BASR), is affiliated to the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR), whose object is the promotion of the academic study of religions through the international collaboration of all scholars whose research has a bearing on the subject. The BASR pursues these aims within the United Kingdom through the arrangement of conferences and symposia, the publication of a Bulletin and an Annual General Meeting.
http://basr.open.ac.uk/
•  United Kingdom -- Religion
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies
"The Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies was founded as an outgrowth of three international conferences on Buddhist-Christian Dialogue, held in Hawaii in 1980 and 1984, and in Berkeley, CA in 1987. The Society's formation is a response to tremendous interest in the topic, evidenced by increased attendance and a more extensive program at each conference. The purpose of the Society is to provide an ongoing format and organization for those committed to study, reflection, interchange and practice arising out of Buddhist-Christian encounter."
http://www.society-buddhist-christian-studies.org/
•  Buddhism
•  Interreligious dialogue
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Interfaith Forum on Religion Art and Architecture
"The American Institute of Architects Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA) Knowledge Community encourages and supports excellence in the design of worship spaces and their accoutrements. The IFRAA Knowledge Community is an association of professionals whose primary interest is religious facilities in a broad array of traditions. We value an interfaith forum for the exchange of ideas relating to religion, art, and architecture."
http://network.aia.org/interfaithforumonreligionartarchitecture/home/
•  Religion and architecture
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Asian Christian Art Association
"In 1978 the Asian Christian Art Association was founded to encourage the visual arts in Asian churches. At that first consultation of artists in Bali, the aims of the Association were clearly stated, as follows: 1. To encourage artists to express Christian concern through their art in an Asian context. 2. To coordinate the activities of individuals and groups in Asian region who are working on indigenous art forms. 3. To provide a means of communication and information. 4. To work with churches, with the Christian Conferences of Asia and with other bodies seeking to witness to Christian faith in Asia."
http://www.asianchristianart.org/
•  Religion and art
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Christians in the Visual Arts
"It is our purpose to encourage Christians in the visual arts to develop their particular callings to the highest professional level possible; to learn how to deal with specific problems in the field without compromising our faith and our standard of artistic endeavor; to provide opportunities for sharing work and ideas; to foster intelligent understanding, a spirit of trust, and a cooperative relationship between those in the arts, the church, and society; and ultimately, to establish a Christian presence within the secular art world."
http://www.civa.org/
•  Religion and art
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Society for Phenomenology and Existential Theology
"SPEP is a professional organization devoted to supporting philosophy inspired by Continental European traditions. SPEP is also actively committed to philosophical pluralism. It is one of the largest American philosophical societies and accomodates such traditions as critical theory, existentialism, feminism, German Idealism, hermeneutics, post-structuralism and phenomenology."
http://www.spep.org/
•  Philosophy and religion
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Australian Association for the Study of Religions
"The Australian Association for the Study of Religions is a professional organisation with a membership of more than 300 people, comprised of teachers, academics, students and others with a knowledge and experience of religious traditions. Many members also hold membership in other societies representing specific disciplines and cross-disciplinary fields. The AASR aims to function as a meeting place where the study of religion in its broadest dimensions may be fostered."
http://www.aasr.org.au/
•  Religion -- Professional societies
•  Religion -- Study and teaching
web North American Patristics Society
"The North American Patristics Society is an organization dedicated to the study of the history and theology of early Christianity."
http://patristics.org/
•  Christianity -- Early church
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Rhetoric Society of America
"The purposes of the Society shall be to gather from all relevant fields of study, and to disseminate among its members, current knowledge of rhetoric, broadly construed; to identify new areas within the subject of rhetoric in which research is especially needed, and to stimulate such research; to encourage experimentation in the teaching of rhetoric; to facilitate professional cooperation among its members, to organize meetings at which members may exchange findings and ideas; and to sponsor the publication of such materials dealing with rhetoric."
http://associationdatabase.com/aws/RSA/pt/sp/Home_Page
•  Religion and rhetoric
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Lollard Society
"Lollardy, or Wycliffism, was England's only native medieval heresy. The movement originated in the 1370s or early 1380s in Oxford with the followers of John Wyclif (d. 1384). The purpose of this website, and our society, is to provide a forum for those interested in the study of Lollardy and the religious culture of the later Middle Ages in England. We hope to be accessible to all levels of academic interest."
http://lollardsociety.org/
•  Christianity -- Middle ages
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Medieval Academy of America
"The Medieval Academy is the oldest and largest association of medievalists in North America. Everyone interested in the Middle Ages is welcome to join."
http://www.medievalacademy.org/
•  Christianity -- Middle ages
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web "International Society for the History of Rhetoric"
"The International Society for the History of Rhetoric promotes the study of both the theory and practice of rhetoric in all periods and languages and the relationship of rhetoric to poetics, literary theory and criticism, philosophy, politics, religion, law and other aspects of the cultural context."
http://ishr.cua.edu/
•  Religion and rhetoric
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Society for the Arts, Religion, and Contemporary Culture
"The Society's purpose and program are based on the belief that the roles of the arts and religion are decisive. They reflect the struggle to conserve and to recover depth and wholeness, to reaffirm personal responsibility in the face of dehumanization, to define the ground for human freedom and creativity in a culture which tends increasingly to impose impersonal tyrannies over mind and spirit. The Society meets three times each year, normally in New York City, on the first Saturday of November, February and May."
http://www.sarcc.org/
•  Religion and art
•  Religion and culture
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Academy of Parish Clergy
"The Academy of Parish Clergy (APC) is a voluntary and self-governing association of clergypersons --both men and women-- with pastoral roles, ordinarily in congregational settings. The primary purpose of the APC is to clarify the vocational role of parish clergy and to enhance professional competence by setting standards, imposing self-discipline for effective service, and collectively addressing the needs of their profession."
http://www.apclergy.org/
•  Pastoral ministry
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web American Association of Pastoral Counselors
"The American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) represents and sets professional standards for over 3,000 Pastoral Counselors and 100 pastoral counseling centers in North America and around the world. AAPC was founded in 1963 as an organization which certifies Pastoral Counselors, accredits pastoral counseling centers, and approves training programs. It is non-sectarian and respects the spiritual commitments and religious traditions of those who seek assistance without imposing counselor beliefs onto the client."
http://www.aapc.org/
•  Pastoral counseling
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Association for Clinical Pastoral Education
"The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. is a multicultural, multifaith organization devoted to providing education and improving the quality of ministry and pastoral care offered by spiritual caregivers of all faiths through the clinical educational methods of Clinical Pastoral Education."
http://www.acpe.edu/
•  Pastoral ministry
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Association for Theological Field Education
"ATFE connects and bridges theory and practice, academy and church, local and global contexts, and the wisdom of the past and the dreams of the future. It seeks to shape creative visions for theological education in the future, new patterns for the changing contours of ministry, and imaginative ways to prepare persons to serve God effectively and faithfully in the church and in the world."
http://www.atfe.org/
•  Pastoral ministry
•  Religion -- Professional societies
•  Theological education
web Association of Professional Chaplains
"We are an interfaith professional pastoral care association of providers of pastoral care endorsed by faith groups to serve persons in physical, spiritual, or mental need in diverse settings throughout the world."
http://www.professionalchaplains.org/
•  Pastoral ministry
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web National Association of Church Business Administration
"The National Association of Church Business Administration (NACBA) is an interdenominational, professional, Christian organization which exists to train, certify, and provide resources for those serving in the field of church administration."
http://www.nacba.net/
•  Pastoral ministry
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Society for Pastoral Theology
"The Society is primarily concerned with teaching, research, and publication in pastoral theology, and with the critical and imaginative practice of pastoral care and counseling. We welcome all who have an academic or professional interest in pastoral theology as a discipline regardless of religious affiliation or professional identity. Our membership includes seminary teachers and graduate students in the field of pastoral theology as well as practitioners of specialized pastoral care and counseling, parish pastors, and persons from other related academic and professional disciplines."
http://www.societyforpastoraltheology.com/
•  Pastoral ministry
•  Theology, Practical
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Christians in the Theatre Arts
CITA's mission: "to impact the world and further the Kingdom of God by encouraging and equipping Christians in the theatre arts."
http://www.cita.org/
•  Religion and drama
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Academy of Homiletics
This is the main North American association of teachers of homiletics.
http://www.homiletics.org/
•  Preaching
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Religious Communication Association
"RCA is an academic society founded in 1973 by people interested in the study of all aspects of public religious communication. As an interfaith scholarly and professional organization, RCA seeks to promote honest, respectful and profound dialogue which reflects the diversity of religious beliefs, subject matter concerns, methodologies, and professions of its members."
http://www.relcomm.org/
•  Preaching
•  Religion and rhetoric
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Christian Educators Association International
"Founded in 1953, the mission of CEAI is to: encourage, equip and empower Christian educators serving in public and private schools."
http://www.ceai.org/
•  Religious education
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Religious Education Association
"The Religious Education Association is: Inter-Religious - It provides a place of conversations for people of various religious traditions. International - It includes membership from many countries world-wide. Inclusive - It involves people in all areas of religious education such as directors of religious education, volunteer educators, clergy, lay leaders, researchers and students, etc. Influential - It has enlisted strategic leaders in religion and education to implement ideas through meetings and publications. Innovative - It has pioneered work in the areas of: theory and practice of religious education, religious and public education, adult faith development, etc."
http://www.religiouseducation.net/
•  Religious education
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology
"The purpose of the Society is to promote disciplined reflection on Latter-day Saint beliefs. Its aims include constructive engagement with the broader tradition of philosophy and theology. All its publications, conferences, and other forums for discussion will take seriously both the commitments of faith and the standards of scholarship."
http://www.smpt.org/
•  Mormon Church
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Academy of Catholic Theology
"The Academy of Catholic Theology’s principal purpose is to foster theological work of the highest intellectual standard that is faithful in the Spirit to the Revelation of God in Christ, as that Revelation has been handed on in Scripture and Tradition, and authoritatively interpreted by the Magisterium. Members of the Academy seek the integration of the sacred sciences and their related subdisciplines; they further value the role of philosophical investigation, especially metaphysics, in the integration of faith and reason."
http://www.academyofcatholictheology.org/
•  Catholic Church
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Conference on Christianity and Literature
"The Conference on Christianity and Literature is a national organization interested in the relationship of Christianity and literature and dedicated to both scholarly excellence and collegial exchange."
http://www.christianityandliterature.com/
•  Religion and literature
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web American Society of Missiology
"As the ecumenical professional association for mission studies in North America, the American Society of Missiology seeks to: Promote the scholarly study of theological, historical, social and practical questions relating to the missionary dimension of the Christian church; Relate studies in Missiology to the other scholarly disciplines; Promote fellowship and cooperation among individuals and institutions engaged in activities and studies related to Missiology; Facilitate mutual assistance and exchange of information among those thus engaged; Encourage research and publication in the study of Christian missions."
http://www.asmweb.org/
•  Missions
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web American Philosophical Association
"The American Philosophical Association is the main professional organization for philosophers in the United States. Founded in 1900, its mission is to promote the exchange of ideas among philosophers, to encourage creative and scholarly activity in philosophy, to facilitate the professional work and teaching of philosophers, and to represent philosophy as a discipline."
http://www.apaonline.org/
•  Philosophy and religion
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Evangelical Philosophical Society
"Committed to offering to the Church and the Academy first-rate scholarship in the areas of apologetics, philosophy of religion, philosophy, philosophical theology, world views, philosophical and theological prolegomena, epistemology, and ethics."
http://www.epsociety.org/
•  Philosophy and religion
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Society of Christian Philosophers
"The Society of Christian Philosophers was organized in 1978 to promote fellowship among Christian Philosophers and to stimulate study and discussion of issues which arise from their Christian and philosophical commitments. One of its chief aims is to go beyond the usual philosophy of religion sessions at the American Philosophical Association and to stimulate thinking about the nature and role of Christian commitment in philosophy." 
http://www.societyofchristianphilosophers.com/
•  Philosophy and religion
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Christian Theological Research Fellowship
"The CTRF is a distinctively Christian research organization in systematic and moral theology, and related disciplines. The society exists to promote and sustain fellowship and truth-seeking (fides quaerens intellectum) in theological reflection upon the Christian faith, within the mainstream of the Christian tradition. We see ourselves as a spiritual fellowship in service to the Church of Messiah Jesus."
http://www.luthersem.edu/ctrf/
•  Religion -- Professional societies
•  Theology
web Evangelical Theological Society
"Welcome to the Evangelical Theological Society website. We are a professional society of Biblical scholars, teachers, pastors and others involved in the evangelical scholarship serving Christ and His Church."
http://etsjets.org/
•  Evangelicalism
•  Theology
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Society for the Study of Psychology and Wesleyan Theology
"The Society for the Study of Psychology and Wesleyan Theology exists to promote interdisciplinary dialogue between psychology and Wesleyan theology and to serve as a catalyst to promote scholarly research, writing, and conversation among academics, practitioners, and other interested individuals."
http://www.pointloma.edu/experience/academics/centers-institutes/wesleyan-center/society-study-psychology-wesleyan-theology
•  Religion and psychology
•  Religion -- Professional societies
•  Theology
web Society for the Study of Theology
SST exists "to promote excellence in the study of Christian Theology by facilitating and shaping theological thought, conversation and community. In particular, the Society's object is to identify and discuss important themes, questions and dialogues which call for theological engagement; explore the nature of and to foster theological integrity, responsibility and vocation in academy, church and other areas of public life."
http://www.bris.ac.uk/thrs/sst/
•  Theology
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web American Guild of Organists
Provides a range of information about organ performance, job openings for organists, etc.
http://www.agohq.org/home.html
•  Religion and music
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web National Association of Pastoral Musicians
"The National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) is a membership organization primarily composed of musicians, musician-liturgists, clergy, and other leaders of prayer devoted to serving the life and mission of the Church through fostering the art of musical liturgy in Roman Catholic worshipping communities in the United States of America."
http://www.npm.org/index.html
•  Religion and music
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Organ Historical Society
"We are an international organization that seeks members from all levels of interest in the organ. Whether you simply listen enthusiastically or you play, build, or study the organ as an avocation or profession, the Organ Historical Society invites you to join.The Society promotes a widespread musical and historical interest in American organbuilding through collection, preservation, and publication of historical information, and through recordings and public concerts."
http://www.organsociety.org/
•  Religion and music
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Royal School of Church Music
"The RSCM is an educational charity dedicated to raising standards and promoting music in every style of Christian worship and every denomination. Our Members are drawn from different denominations, they worship in different ways, they enjoy different musical styles, but what they have in common is the belief that good music, used effectively, greatly enriches Christian worship."
http://www.rscm.com/
•  Religion and music
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Royal School of Church Music in America
"RSCM America is the American branch of the Royal School of Church Music. Our goal is to uplift the spiritual life of our communities through high quality choral music. We provide musical education to singers through a structured choral music program and summer music courses. We provide support to music directors through an organizational forum which facilitates the exchange of knowledge and ideas."
http://www.rscmamerica.org/
•  Religion and music
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web North American Association of Christians in Social Work
"NACSW supports the integration of Christian faith and professional social work practice in the lives of its members, the profession and the church, promoting love and justice in social service and social reform."
http://www.nacsw.org/index.shtml
•  Christianity
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Association of Christian Economists
"The Association of Christian Economists has two purposes: To encourage Christian scholars to explore and communicate the relationship between their faith and the discipline of economics; and To promote interaction and communication among Christian economists."
http://www.gordon.edu/ace/
•  Religion and economics
•  Religion -- Professional societies
top site web International Society for Military Ethics
"The International Society for Military Ethics is an organization of military professionals, academics and others formed to discuss ethical issues relevant to the military. The Society’s meetings have been held each year since 1979." This site offers many papers from conferences going back to 1982.
http://isme.tamu.edu/
•  War and peace -- Religious aspects
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Society of Christian Ethics
"The purpose of the Society is to promote scholarly work in the field of Christian ethics and in the relation of Christian ethics to other traditions of ethics and to social, economic, political and cultural problems; to encourage and improve the teaching of these fields in colleges, universities and theological schools; and to provide a community of discourse and debate for those engaged professionally within these general fields. A nondenominational scholarly association, the Society of Christian Ethics draws its 900 members from the faculties of universities, colleges, and theological schools primarily from the United States, Canada, and Europe."
http://www.scethics.org/
•  Christianity -- Ethics
•  Religion -- Professional societies
•  Religious ethics
web International Society for Environmental Ethics
This society of philosophers has about 350 members worldwide.
http://iseethics.org/
•  Environmental ethics -- Religious aspects
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web American Sociological Association Section on Religion
"The Sociology of Religion Section encourages and enhances research, teaching, and other professional concerns in the study of religion and society. Through its various activities, it promotes communication, collaboration, and consultation among scholars in the field, as well as working to create links between sociology of religion and other sociological specialties."
http://www2.asanet.org/section34/
•  Religion and anthropology / sociology
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Association for the Sociology of Religion
"The Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR) is an international scholarly association that seeks to advance theory and research in the sociology of religion. Formed in 1938 as the American Catholic Sociological Society, the Association of Sociology of Religion traces its roots to scholars in search of a hospitable place for both empirical study and social criticism animated by the social teachings of the church. Our 800+ members come from all continents of the world, and their interests and perspectives are just as diverse and global."
http://www.sociologyofreligion.com/
•  Religion and anthropology / sociology
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Christian Association for Psychological Studies
"CAPS is a vibrant Christian organization with a rich tradition. Founded in 1956 by a small group of Christian mental health professionals, CAPS has grown to more than 2300 members in the U.S., Canada and more than 25 other countries."
http://www.caps.net/
•  Religion and psychology
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Christians in Political Science
"The Purpose of Christians in Political Science is to: 1. Encourage, stimulate, and assist members to integrate their Christian faith into their research and writing; 2. Encourage, stimulate and assist members to bring insights and perspectives from their faith to classroom teaching in appropriate, creative ways; and 3. Provide a forum for fellowship among Christians in political science."
http://sites.google.com/site/christiansinpoliticalscience/
•  Religion and politics
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Religion and Politics Section (American Political Science Association)
"The Religion and Politics Organized Section encourages the study of religion and politics by political scientists with a diverse set of interests, including issues of church and state, morality and social justice, political behavior, and public policy. With nearly 500 members in the U.S. and nineteen different nations, the Section publishes a newsletter and organizes Religion and Politics panels for the annual APSA conference."
http://www.apsanet.org/~religionandpolitics/
•  Religion and politics
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Religious Research Association
Goals: "To increase understanding of the function of religion in persons and society through application of social scientific and other scholarly methods; To promote the circulation, interpretation and use of the findings of religious research among religious bodies and other interested groups; To cooperate with other professional societies, groups and individuals interested in the study of religion, and; To aid in the professional development of religious researchers."
http://rra.hartsem.edu/
•  Religion and anthropology / sociology
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Society for the Anthropology of Religion
The Society "has been formed to facilitate teaching and research in the anthropological study of religion. This includes anthropological approaches to religion from all the subdisciplines: cultural anthropology, archaeology, physical anthropology, etc. We also intend to encourage and help provide avenues for enhanced communication among scholars sharing the interests of anthropology and religion."
http://www.aaanet.org/sections/sar/
•  Religion and anthropology / sociology
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
"The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion was founded in 1949 by scholars in religion and social science. Its purpose is to stimulate and communicate significant scientific research on religious institutions and religious experience. Scholars from all fields of study who are interested in the scientific exploration of religion are invited to join the Society. Membership in the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion gives scholars the opportunity to share their research and ideas with other scholars."
http://www.sssrweb.org/
•  Religion and anthropology / sociology
•  Religion -- Professional societies
•  Religion -- Study and teaching
top site web Colloquium on Violence and Religion
"The COLLOQUIUM ON VIOLENCE AND RELIGION (COV&R) is an international association of scholars founded in 1990. It is dedicated to the exploration, criticism, and development of René Girard‘s mimetic model of the relationship between violence and religion in the genesis and maintenance of culture. COV&R is concerned with questions of research and application. Scholars from diverse fields and theoretical orientations are invited to participate in its Conferences and publications." Includes links to a significant number of talks given at COVR conferences in recent years. Maintained by Dietmar Regensburger, University of Innsbruck.
http://theol.uibk.ac.at/cover/
•  Girard, Rene, 1923-
•  Religion and violence
•  Religion -- Professional societies
•  Religion -- Professional societies -- Single author
web Ernest Becker Foundation
"Purpose and Principal Funding Areas of the ERNEST BECKER FOUNDATION: To sponsor scholarly study of issues devolving from the work of Ernest Becker and to encourage broad dissemination of the understandings which emerge." Maintained by Neil Elgee.
http://www.ernestbecker.org/
•  Religion and anthropology / sociology
•  Religion and violence
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion
"The objective of the IACSR is to promote the cognitive science of religion through interna­tional collaboration of all scholars whose research has a bearing on the subject. This objective is attained through scholarly activities such as the arrangement of biennial conferences as well as interim local meetings, the encouragement of research projects and support of scholarly publications, and the exchange of information through electronic or other means."
http://www.iacsr.com/
•  Religion and psychology
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Society for Christian Psychology
"The Society exists to promote the development of a distinctly Christian psychology (including theory, research, and practice) that is based on a Christian understanding of human nature. A Christian vision of human nature is shaped primarily by the Christian Scriptures, as well as Christianity’s intellectual and ecclesial traditions. However, a Christian psychology will also be critically informed by other relevant sources of psychological truth, particularly its own reflection, research, and practice, but also the psychological work of other traditions (e.g., secular psychology), philosophy, human experience, and the other human sciences."
http://www.christianpsych.org/
•  Religion and psychology
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Asociacion para la Educacion Teologica Hispana
"The Asociación para la Educación Teológica Hispana exists to stimulate dialogue and collaboration among theological educators, administrators of institutions for ministerial formation, and Christian ministerial students in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico."
http://www.aeth.org/
•  Hispanic Americans -- Religion
•  Religion -- Professional societies
•  Theological education
web American Oriental Society
"The encouragement of basic research in the languages and literatures of Asia has always been central in its (AOS's) tradition. This tradition has come to include such subjects as philology, literary criticism, textual criticism, paleography, epigraphy, linguistics, biography, archaeology, and the history of the intellectual and imaginative aspects of Oriental civilizations, especially of philosophy, religion, folklore and art."
http://www.umich.edu/~aos/
•  Ancient Near East
•  Classical civilization and literature
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Academy of Religious Leadership
"We are a group of scholars and students who collaborate in order to: Enhance leadership education in theological institutions; Convene a scholarly roundtable of leadership educators for the purpose of faculty development and community; and Foster and disseminate leadership education and research in institutions of theological education."
http://www.arl-jrl.org/
•  Pastoral ministry
•  Religion -- Professional societies
•  Theological education
web Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture
"The Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture. ASREC is a new academic association designed to foster research and scholarship about the relationships between economics and religion in society. ASREC sponsors conferences and other forms of scholarly interaction."
http://www.thearda.com/asrec/
•  Religion and economics
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion
"Behind this consortium of learned societies and institutions found throughout the country stand women and men who are passionate about the study of religion and religious phenomena in its myriad forms throughout the ages and around the world.  Together we explore religious diversity to better understand its expressions as our society changes and grows."
http://www.ccsr.ca/home/
•  Canada -- Religion
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Network of Biblical Storytellers
"We tell the sacred stories of the biblical tradition, seeking the authenticity that comes from understanding the original meaning of the stories in their ancient context and from exploring their connections in contemporary life."
http://www.nbsint.org/
•  Bible
•  Liturgics
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Canadian Theological Society - Societe Theologique Canadienne
"The Canadian Theological Society was founded in 1955 to promote theological reflection and writing in a Canadian context. As a community of theologians we draw our membership from and attempt to serve three distinct, yet interrelated, institutions – the university, the seminary, and the church."
http://cts-stc.ca/
•  Canada -- Religion
•  Theology
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Society of Saint John Chrysostom
"The Society of Saint John Chrysostom is an ecumenical group of clergy and lay people which promotes Eastern Christianity and Ecumenical Dialogue between the Eastern and Western Churches. It sponsors the Eastern Churches Journal and the annual Orientale Lumen Conference. It has been in existence since 1997 in the United States and for over 80 years in England."
http://www.ssjc.org/
•  Christianity -- Ecumenism
•  Orthodox Eastern Church
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web International Academy of Practical Theology
"Welcome to the website of IAPT, a scientific community dedicated to the study of and critical reflection on practical theological thought and action. At present, IAPT has 160 members from over 25 countries. On this website you will find a list of IAPT members, the by-laws of the Academy, a brief history, and upcoming events."
http://www.ia-pt.org/
•  Theology, Practical
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Religion Newswriters Association
"Religion Newswriters Association is a non-profit trade association founded in 1949 to advance the professional standards of religion reporting in the secular press as well as to create a support network for religion reporters. RNA strives to help improve and encourage religion writing excellence in the secular press."
http://www.rna.org/
•  Religion and journalism
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Christian Business Faculty Association
"The Christian Business Faculty Association exists to assist and encourage Christian business faculty in the study, integration, teaching, and application of Biblical truths in service to the academy, students, and the business community."
http://www.cbfa.org/
•  Religion and economics
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web International Association for the History of Religions
"The International Association for the History of Religions serves to promote the academic study of religions through the international collaboration of all scholars whose research has a bearing on the subject. It consists in principle of its member associations which are established in various countries and regions throughout the world."
http://www.iahr.dk/
•  Religion -- Professional societies
•  Religions
web North American Association for the Study of Religion
"The North American Association for the Study of Religion was initially formed in 1985 to encourage the historical, comparative, structural, theoretical and cognitive study of religion among North American scholars; to represent North American scholars of religion at the international level; and to sustain communication between North American scholars and their international colleagues engaged in the study of religion."
http://www.naasr.com/
•  Religion -- Study and teaching
•  Religions
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy
"The Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy was established in 1967 as a non-profit organization aimed at advancing the development of the disciplines of Asian and comparative philosophy in the international academic arena, and bringing together Asian and Western philosophers, as well as other scholars interested in Asian and comparative philosophy, for a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas."
http://www.sacpweb.org/
•  Asia -- Religion
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Society for the Study of Japanese Religions
"SSJR is an international association of approximately 200 scholars committed to the academic study of the religions of Japan and is affiliated with the Association of Asian Studies (AAS). Membership is open to students and scholars of Japanese religions or related fields. The Society sponsors an annual forum at the annual meeting of the Association of Asian Studies (usually in March) and publishes an annual Supplement based on presentations at this meeting. In addition, the Society publishes two newsletters in the fall and spring of each year notifying members of upcoming meeting schedules, recent member news and publications of interest."
https://sites.google.com/site/ssjrhome/
•  Asia -- Religion
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web THETA ALPHA KAPPA: National Honor Society for Religious Studies/Theology
"Theta Alpha Kappa is the only national honor society serving the needs of those involved in the study of religion and/or theology at both the baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate levels of higher education. Honoring excellence in these academic fields is its primary purpose, and it currently hosts over 190 local chapters throughout the United States at institutions both large and small, public and private."
http://thetaalphakappa.net/
•  Religion -- Professional societies
•  Religion -- Study and teaching
•  Theology
web Affiliation of Christian Geologists
"The Affiliation of Christian Geologists was formed in 1989 to: promote fellowship among Christian geologists, promote the integrity of geology as a scientific discipline, investigate the ways in which Christian faith and geology bear upon one another, educate the Christian public about geology, develop avenues of witness to non-Christian geologists, promote Christian stewardship and service in the geological sphere, and provide intellectual leadership at the interface between Christian and geologic thought."
http://www.wheaton.edu/ACG/index.stm
•  Religion and science
•  Religion -- Professional societies
top site web American Scientific Affiliation
"ASA was founded in 1941 and has grown significantly since that time. The stated purpose of the ASA is 'to investigate any area relating Christian faith and science' and 'to make known the results of such investigations for comment and criticism by the Christian community and by the scientific community'."
http://www.asa3.org/
•  Religion and science
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences
"Purpose of the ACMS: To encourage Christians in the mathematical sciences to explore the relationship of their faith to their discipline. To promote interaction among Christians in the mathematical sciences. To encourage research and writing by Christians, especially on topics interrelating their faith and their discipline. To promote innovative and effective teaching."
http://www.acmsonline.org/
•  Religion and science
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation
"The Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation (CSCA) is a fellowship of men and women of science and disciplines that can relate to science who share a common fidelity to Jesus Christ, the Word of God and a commitment to integrity in the practice of science. The stated purpose of the CSCA is 'to investigate any area relating Christian faith and science' and 'to make known the results of such investigations for comment and criticism by the Christian community and by the scientific community'."
http://www.csca.ca/
•  Religion and science
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Christians in Science
"CiS is a professional Christian group for all who are concerned about science/faith issues. Among its more than 600 members are scientists engaged in research and development, science lecturers, teachers and administrators in universities and schools, science writers, philosophers, theologians, and others who have an interest in the relationship between science and Christian faith." This is a British association similar to the American Scientific Affiliation.
http://www.cis.org.uk/
•  Religion and science
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Fellowship of Scientists
"The Fellowship of Scientists is a group of scientists who endeavor to support each other as they seek a greater understanding of and a deeper commitment to the vocation of scientist as one form of Christian service."
http://www.mat.univie.ac.at/~neum/sciandf/fellow/welcome.html
•  Religion and science
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Latin American Jewish Studies Association
"Founded in 1982, the Latin American Jewish Studies Association (LAJSA) encourages scholarly research on Latin American Jewry as an element in the study of Latin American ethnicity, and as a branch of Jewish Studies. LAJSA promotes scholarship concerning the Jewish experience in Latin America through research, publication, and teaching at universities, colleges, and other research centers."
http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/lajsa/
•  Judaism
•  Latin America -- Religion
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web International Society for Chinese Philosophy
"The ISCP is a non-profit organization created to bring together scholars from all corners of the globe who share an interest in Chinese philosophy, and to promote the study of Chinese philosophy in both academic and non-academic circles."
http://iscp-online.org/
•  China -- Religion
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Spiritual Directors International
"Spiritual Directors International [SDI] is an ecumenical association of colleagues, grounded in the Christian faith, whose sole purpose is to serve the growing network of spiritual directors world-wide and the people who train them."
http://www.sdiworld.org/
•  Spirituality
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Liturgical Conference
"The Liturgical Conference works to renew liturgy within the churches for the reunion of the Body of Christ for the life of the world. As an ongoing movement with the ecumenical church, founded in 1944, we seek to provide an ecumenical forum for articulating standards of liturgical excellence and for supporting persons who have a common interest and concern for the liturgical life and the liturgical arts of the church."
http://www.liturgicalconference.org/
•  Liturgics
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web European Society of Women in Theological Research
"The Society was founded in Switzerland in 1986 and today has over 500 members. It offers a network for women who work in theological research in different denominations and religions, enabling women from the whole of Europe, east and west, north and south, to meet and to dialogue."
http://www.eswtr.org/home.html
•  Feminist theology
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Evangelical & Ecumenical Women's Caucus
"With a history dating from 1973, we are an international organization of women and men who believe that the Bible supports the equality of the sexes. We are Christian feminists. We are inclusive. We welcome you."
http://www.eewc.com/
•  Religion -- Professional societies
•  Women -- Religious aspects
top site web Sakyadhita: The International Association of Buddhist Women
"Established at the conclusion of the 1st Sakyadhita Conference in Bodhgaya, India, in 1987, the organization has almost 2000 members and friends in 45 countries around the world. Every two years an international conference is held to bring laywomen and nuns from different countries and traditions together to share their experiences and encourage projects to improve conditions for Buddhist women, especially in developing countries."
http://www.sakyadhita.org/
•  Buddhism
•  Religion -- Professional societies
•  Women -- Religious aspects
web WATER: Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual
"WATER, the Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual is a feminist educational center, a network of justice-seeking people that began in 1983 as a response to the need for serious theological, ethical, and liturgical development for and by women. We work locally, nationally and internationally doing programs , projects, publications, workshops, retreats, counseling and liturgical planning which have helped thousands of people be part of an inclusive church and society."
http://www.waterwomensalliance.org/
•  Feminist theology
•  Religion -- Professional societies
•  Women -- Religious aspects
web International Association for the Psychology of Religion
A professional association based in Europe.
http://www.psychology-of-religion.com/
•  Religion and psychology
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Association of Practical Theology
"The purpose of the Association of Practical Theology (APT) is to promote critical discourse that integrates theological reflection and practice. Reconstituted from its predecessor organizations in 1984, the APT was sparked by the investigation of practical theology as an integrative hermeneutical endeavor at the heart of theological education, characterizing not only the ministerial sub-disciplines but also a manner and method of engaged reflection."
http://www.practicaltheology.org/
•  Theology, Practical
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Zen Studies Society
"The Zen Studies Society was established in 1956 to assist the Buddhist scholar D.T. Suzuki in his efforts to introduce Zen to the West. In 1965 it came under the leadership of a Japanese Zen monk, Eido Tai Shimano, who shifted the emphasis towards zazen (Zen meditation) practice. With his dedicated energy, and the help of many Dharma friends and supporters, two centers for Zen practice came into being: New York Zendo Shobo-Ji, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan; and Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-Ji, deep in the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York."
http://www.zenstudies.org/
•  Buddhism
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Psychology of Religion (APA)
"Division 36 - Psychology of Religion promotes the application of psychological research methods and interpretive frameworks to diverse forms of religion and spirituality; encourages the incorporation of the results of such work into clinical and other applied settings; and fosters constructive dialogue and interchange between psychological study and practice on the one hand and between religious perspectives and institutions on the other."
http://www.apa.org/about/division/div36.html
•  Religion and psychology
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web American Academy for Jewish Research
"The Academy represents the oldest organization of Judaic scholars in North America. Fellows are nominated and elected by their peers and thus constitute the most distinguished and most senior scholars teaching Judaic studies at American universities."
http://www.aajr.org/
•  Judaism
•  Religion -- Professional societies
top site web American Jewish Historical Society
"The mission of the American Jewish Historical Society is to foster awareness and appreciation of the American Jewish heritage and to serve as a national scholarly resource for research through the collection, preservation and dissemination of materials relating to American Jewish history."
http://www.ajhs.org/
•  Judaism
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Association for Jewish Studies
"Founded in 1969, the Association for Jewish Studies is a learned society and professional organization that seeks to promote, maintain, and improve teaching, research, and related endeavors in Jewish Studies in colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning."
http://www.brandeis.edu/ajs/
•  Judaism
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Central Conference of American Rabbis
"The CCAR was founded in 1889. Its members are the body of rabbis who consider themselves and are considered to be the organized rabbinate of Reform Judaism. Its members consist of Reform Rabbis ordained at the HUC-JIR Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, as well as Reform Rabbis ordained at liberal seminaries in Europe, and some rabbis who joined the Reform movement sometime subsequent to ordination. Most of the latter were ordained either at the Conservative Jewish Theological Seminary or the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College."
http://www.ccarnet.org/
•  Judaism
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Sino-Judaic Institute
A pioneer in the field of Chinese-Jewish relations for over 25 years
http://www.sino-judaic.org/index.php
•  China -- Religion
•  Judaism
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web International Association of Buddhist Studies
"The International Association of Buddhist Studies is a professional organization devoted to the academic study of Buddhism in all its manifestations and from any disciplinary perspective. The IABS publishes a journal, the Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, twice yearly and meets in conference every three to four years."
http://www.iabsinfo.net/
•  Buddhism
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Association of Ancient Historians
"The Association of Ancient Historians was founded with two essential objectives. The first of these is to foster a regular forum for scholarly interaction among historians of the Ancient Mediterranean--especially among those who study the Greeks and Romans--and secondly, to do so in a manner that emphasizes collegiality and social interaction."
http://associationofancienthistorians.org/
•  Ancient Near East
•  Classical civilization and literature
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Association of Muslim Social Scientists
"The Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS) strives to provide a channel for the discussion of Islamic principles and perspectives within academic fields. Founded in 1972, AMSS convenes Muslims and non-Muslims alike in an effort to continue the scientific legacy of the Islamic world and increase the prosperity of the Muslim world at present. To this end, the organization has worked to develop a distinctly Islamic vocabulary on issues of concern within academic fields in order to effectively voice Muslim concerns. AMSS holds an annual conference, hosted each year by a different academic institution in the United States. In addition, it publishes the quarterly American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, a journal committed to the reconciliation of rational academics with Islamic belief."
http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/resources/organizations/association-of-muslim-social-scientists-of-north-america
•  Islam
•  Religion and anthropology / sociology
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Association of Muslim Social Scientists (UK)
"The Association of Muslim Social Scientists (UK) is an association based in London and committed to the development of Islamic thought through research, scholarship and publications. AMSS (UK) aims to keep Muslim scholars informed about current conceptual, methodological and analytical developments and promote greater interdisciplinary co-operation, in an effort towards generating informed, critical and creative Islamic alternatives and opinions on topical and emerging issues of academic relevance to Muslims."
http://www.amssuk.com/
•  Islam
•  Religion and anthropology / sociology
•  Religion -- Professional societies
•  United Kingdom -- Religion
web Middle East Medievalists
"Middle East Medievalists (MEM) is a professional non-profit association of scholars interested in the study of the Islamic lands of the Middle East during the medieval period (defined roughly as 500-1500 C.E.)." Maintained at DePaul University.
http://www.middleeastmedievalists.org/
•  Islam
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Society for Hindu-Christian Studies
"Welcome to the home page of the Society for Hindu-Christian Studies. Members are scholars and others interested in the study of Hinduism, Christianity, and the interrelations between these two religious traditions. This page is designed to provide easy access to information about the Society, its e-mail list (HCS-L), the Hindu-Christian Studies Bulletin, and other material related to Hindu-Christian studies."
http://www.hcstudies.org/
•  Interreligious dialogue
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web British and Irish Association for Practical Theology
"The British and Irish Association for Practical Theology (BIAPT) was founded in 1994. It grew out of the annual Pastoral Studies Conference which had been held at a number of centres for more than twenty years. The annual conference continues to be of importance to Association members. The new organization ensures continuity of themes and interests in the conferences, and in addition is developing new lines of work in the field of practical theology."
http://www.biapt.org.uk/
•  Theology, Practical
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web College Theology Society
"The College Theology Society is a professional association of college and university professors. Founded in 1953 as a Roman Catholic organization of lay and religious teachers of undergraduate theology, the CTS today has a membership of over 900 college and university professors throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. While maintaining its roots in the Roman Catholic tradition, the Society is increasingly ecumenical in its membership and concerns."
http://www.collegetheology.org/
•  Catholic Church
•  Religion -- Professional societies
•  Theology
web Fellowship of Catholic Scholars
"The members of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars wholeheartedly support the renewal of the Catholic Church undertaken by Pope John XXIII, shaped by Vatican II, and carried on by subsequent pontiffs. We accept the teachings of the Catholic Church and believe that contemporary questions must be considered with courage and dealt with in honesty. We strive to assist everyone to personal assent to the mystery of Christ as made manifest in the lived faith of the Church."
http://www.catholicscholars.org/
•  Catholic Church
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web International Network of Societies for Catholic Theology
"The Goal of the Network is to foster academic theology and theological research in various continents through communication among the member societies, particularly concerning information about projects and works in progress, the result of academic research, and theological congresses, conventions and meetings; encouragement of research within the theological disciplines and stimulation of interdisciplinary work in the interest of academic theology; an ecumenical orientation and dialogue with other religions and world views. This goal will be pursued through ongoing communication through electronic means, occasional meetings of the member societies, and other means of academic collaboration."
http://theo.kuleuven.be/insect/page/1/
•  Catholic Church
•  Religion -- Professional societies
•  Theology
top site web American Academy of Religion
This is the largest association of scholars of religion in North America. The web site provides information about meetings, publications, programs, and public affairs issues.
http://www.aarweb.org/
•  Religion -- Professional societies
•  Religion -- Study and teaching
web Lutheran Historical Conference
"The Lutheran Historical Conference fosters effective cooperation among persons and institutions concerned with research, documentation and preservation of the resources revealing experiences of Lutheranism in North America."
http://luthhist.org/
•  Lutheran Church
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web National Catholic Educational Association
"The National Catholic Educational Association has been providing leadership and service to American Catholic educators since 1904. NCEA’s institutional and individual memberships represent Catholic education at all levels and in a variety of settings: preschools, elementary, and secondary schools, parish catechetical/religious education programs, diocesan offices, colleges, universities and seminaries."
http://www.ncea.org/
•  Catholic Church
•  Religious education
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Wesleyan Theological Society
"The society: seeks to encourage the exchange of ideas among Wesleyan-Holiness theologians; acts as a source of ideas and essays for Christian Holiness Partnership seminars; stimulates scholarship among younger theologians, pastors, and inquiring laity; publishes a scholarly journal twice a year; meets together for an academic conference each year."
http://wesley.nnu.edu/wesleyan-theological-society/
•  Methodism
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web American Society of Church History
"The American Society of Church History is an organization of scholars who share a common interest in the history of ecclesiastical experience and in the historical interaction between religious expressions and culture."
http://www.churchhistory.org/
•  Christianity -- History
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States
"ACHTUS seeks to: Accompany the Hispanic communities of the United States, helping to critically discern the movement of the Spirit in their historical journey; Thematize the faith experience of the people within their historical, socio-economic, political and cultural contexts; Encourage interdisciplinary scholarly collaboration; Create resources, instruments and a professional network to develop a U.S. Hispanic teología de conjunto; Support Hispanics currently engaged in theological research and studies."
http://www.achtus.us/
•  Catholic Church
•  Hispanic Americans -- Religion
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Conference on Faith and History
"The Conference on Faith and History is a professional organization composed of committed Christian historians concerned with relating their faith to the issues of historical study from various perspectives and utilizing various methodologies. The purposes of the CFH are to encourage Christian scholars as they explore the relationship of their faith to historical studies, to provide a forum for the discussion of current scholarship, to foster research in the general area of faith and history, and to enable interaction among scholars and people from all walks of life who are interested in this subject."
http://www.huntington.edu/cfh/default.htm
•  Christianity -- History
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Baptist History & Heritage Society
This web site offers information about the history and current activities of the Society.
http://www.baptisthistory.org/
•  Baptists
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion
"The National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion is a community of teaching scholars. Most members teach at Baptist-affiliated schools, colleges, and seminaries, but members also hail from a wide range of institutions in the United States, Canada, and abroad, including church-related and state-supported schools."
http://www.mercer.edu/nabpr/
•  Baptists
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Society for Pentecostal Studies
The purpose of the Society is "to stimulate, encourage, recognize, and publicize the work of Pentecostal scholars; To study the implications of Pentecostal theology in relation to other academic disciplines, seeking a Pentecostal world-and-life view."
http://www.sps-usa.org/
•  Pentecostalism
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web American Catholic Philosophical Association
Provides a membership directory and information about conferences and publications, etc.
http://www.acpaweb.org/
•  Catholic Church
•  Philosophy and religion
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Catholic Theological Society of America
"The Catholic Theological Society of America is a professional association of over 1400 members, mainly in the United States and Canada. Its purpose, within the context of the Roman Catholic tradition is to promote studies and research in theology, to relate theological science to current problems, and to foster a more effective theological education, by providing a forum for an exchange of views among theologians and with scholars in other disciplines."
http://www.jcu.edu/ctsa/
•  Catholic Church
•  Theology
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web American Association of Christian Counselors
"AACC is committed to assisting Christian counselors and the entire ‘community of care,’ licensed professionals, pastors, and caring church members with little or no formal training. It is our intention to equip clinical, pastoral, and lay care-givers with Biblical truth and psycho-social insight that ministers to hurting persons and helps them move to personal wholeness, interpersonal competence, mental stability, and spiritual maturity."
http://www.aacc.net/
•  Pastoral ministry
•  Religion and psychology
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Hymn Society in the United States and Canada
"The Hymn Society is for those who: believe that congregational song is an integral component of worship; believe that the writing and singing of new texts and tunes needs to be promoted; value learning about the origins of the words and music they sing."
http://www.thehymnsociety.org/
•  Religion and music
•  Religion -- Professional societies
top site web Musica Sacra: Church Music Association of America
"The Church Music Association of America is an association of Catholic musicians, and those who have a special interest in music and liturgy, active in advancing Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, and other forms of sacred music, including new composition, for liturgical use. The CMAA’s purpose is the advancement of musica sacra in keeping with the norms established by competent ecclesiastical authority."
http://musicasacra.com/
•  Catholic Church
•  Religion and music
•  Religion -- Audio resources
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web International Society of Christian Apologetics
"The purpose of the Society is to foster scholarly discussion of ideas among evangelical scholars relevant to the defense of the historic Christian Faith in accordance with the Doctrinal Statement of the Society. The Society also provides encouragement and fellowship for scholars across the disciplines working to underscore the truth of Bible-based Christian belief, as they seek to strengthen the Church in its task of upholding the Saviorhood and Lordship of Jesus Christ."
http://www.isca-apologetics.org/
•  Apologetics
•  Religion -- Professional societies
web Society of Catholic Social Scientists
"Through a collegiality of Catholic scholars, professors, researchers, practitioners, and writers, the SCSS brings rigorous, credible scholarship to political, social and economic questions. SCSS members approach their work in both a scholarly and evangelical spirit. They are expected to strictly observe the highest scholarly and professional requirements of their disciplines as they examine their data in light of Church teaching and the Natural Law. In this way, the Society seeks to obtain objective knowledge about the social order, provide solutions to vexing social problems, and further the cause of Christ."
http://www.catholicsocialscientists.org/Content/Organization/
•  Catholic Church
•  Religion and anthropology / sociology
•  Social ethics
•  Religion -- Professional societies
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