This dynamic, interdisciplinary one-day symposium will explore themes of healing and the various meanings and interpretations of health, harmony, wellness and wholeness within African, Afro-Diasporic and American Indigenous (AADAI) Religions. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of World Religion at Harvard Divinity School in partnership with the Department of African & African American Studies, the Committee on African Studies, the W. E. B. Du Bois Graduate Society, the Martin Luther King Jr. Institute for the Development of Ethical Leadership at Boston University School of Theology and Ase Ire, this symposium will feature panels on various traditions, including the Orisa tradition.
Presentation proposals will be accepted until Friday, January 20, 2012 and the symposium will take place on Friday, April 13, 2012 at Harvard University. Luisah Teish will deliver the keynote address and other special guest scholars and practitioners will be in attendance. Click here to view the full Call for Papers and for information on how to submit. Registration for the symposium, which is free and open to the public, will open in January.