Canadian Theological Society

Association #65
Canadian Theological Society (CTS)
Conference dates: 
Monday, June 1, 2020 to Wednesday, June 3, 2020
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add CTS #65 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.
The Canadian Theological Society was founded in 1955 to promote theological reflection and writing in a Canadian context. Today it is a lively community of theologians from all corners of Canada who represent a broad range of denominations and scholarly interests, and serve the university, seminary, and church. Our time together at Congress is a wonderful mix of scholarly presentations and panels, networking and social time, and supporting young scholars through mentoring events. We welcome all who are interested in supporting the life of theological scholarship in Canada. Whether you are still working on your dissertation, a junior scholar, or an established expert in your field – the Canadian Theological Society looks forward to your enriching participation in our work. The theme for the Canadian Theological Society for 2020 is “Bridging Divides.” This theme emphasizes the importance of confronting what prevents Canadians from building lasting, meaningful and life-giving relationships with one another. The Canadian Theological Society thus wishes to foster and encourage critical reflection among scholars, educators, students, ordained, religious and lay leaders, activists, and the public at large, on the nature, sources and implications of current social, ethnic, political and epistemological divisions (especially as these relate to theological and religious teaching and practice), in the hope of contributing to the formation of a future vision that bridges divides between divergent ways of knowing and navigating our world. We welcome theological papers from all religious traditions, and especially seek those that engage Indigenous and African traditions as lived and taught in Canadian contexts. Given the theme of conversation, we also are particularly eager to explore theologies outside of mainstream Christianity, including postcolonial, feminist, environmental and animal studies. Women, Indigenous and African-Canadian scholars as well as competent members of other underrepresented groups are therefore especially enjoined to submit proposals. If you are eager to attend and take part in theological presentations, panels and discussions welcoming and nurturing interdisciplinary cross-pollinating and constructive debate, join us on 1-3 June 2020 for what promises to be a stimulating gathering. Please consult the Call for Papers posted on the Canadian Theological Society website and submit a proposal for a 20/20 presentation or a panel by 31 January 2020.
Call-for-papers deadline: 
January 31, 2020
President's Reception: 
June 1, 2020
Program Chairs: 
Jean-Pierre Fortin, University of St. Michael's College
Local Arrangement Coordinators: 

For more information, contact the association directly. Please note that conference registration fees are separate from the association's membership fees.