American Academy of Religion Inc

aka AAR   |   Atlanta, GA   |  www.aarweb.org
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Mission

In a world where religion plays so central a role in social, political, and economic events, as well as in the lives of communities and individuals, there is a critical need for ongoing reflection upon and understanding of religious traditions, issues, questions, and values. The AAR?s mission is to promote such reflection through excellence in scholarship and teaching in the field of religion. As a learned society and professional association of teachers and research scholars, the American Academy of Religion has over 9,000 members who teach in some 1,500 colleges, universities, seminaries, and schools the world over. The Academy is dedicated to furthering knowledge of religion and religious institutions in all their forms and manifestations. This is accomplished through Academy-wide and regional conferences and meetings, publications, programs, and membership services. Within a context of free inquiry and critical examination, the Academy welcomes all disciplined reflection on religion--both from within and outside of communities of belief and practice--and seeks to enhance its broad public understanding.

Ruling year info

1984

Principal Officer

Dr. John R. Fitzmier

Main address

825 Houston Mill Rd Ste 300

Atlanta, GA 30329

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EIN

25-6063005

NTEE code info

Professional Societies, Associations (X03)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

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This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Books - The AAR publishing program with Oxford University Press produces quality scholarship for religion scholars and their students. The program has five series Academy (Dissertation), Cultural Criticism, Reflection & Theory in the Study of Religion, Teaching Religious Studies, and Texts & Translations.

The - is one of the top academic journals in the field of religion (broadly construed to include religious studies, theology, and sacred texts). An international quarterly journal, it contains scholarly articles that cover the full range of world religious traditions together with studies of the methodologies by which these traditions are explored.

-AAR Edition - A quarterly, newspaper of record for the field especially designed to serve the professional needs of persons involved in teaching and scholarship in religion.

- A bi-annual periodical dedicated to pedagogy it appears as a special supplement to RSN in the spring and fall.

ReligionSource - An online resource with more than 1,000 categories for journalists looking for scholars with specific expertise in news topics.

Research Grants (Regional, Individual, Collaborative)- To fulfill its commitment to advance research in religion, the AAR each year grants awards to support projects proposed by AAR members.

Workshops - Professional development workshops providing members the opportunity to reflect upon the teaching vocation and to engage actively in improving their own skills.

Employment Information Services - Two interrelated efforts, (an online job listing for scholars in religion) and the EIS Center at the Annual Meetings (providing interview facilities and resume review).

Awards Programs - Several awards are available for excellence in teaching, scholarship, service, religion journalism; and contributions to the public understanding of religion.

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American Academy of Religion Inc

Board of directors
as of 06/03/2016
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Diana L. Eck

Susan M. Maloney

Sarah McFarland Taylor

Eugene V. Gallagher

Richard M. Jaffe

Mark Juergensmeyer

John R. Fitzmier

Brian K. Pennington

Alice Hunt

Jacqueline Pastis

Jane Marie Law

Jeffrey L. Stout

Michelene Pesantubbee

Davina C. Lopez

Deanna A. Thompson

Emilie M. Townes

Hans J. Hillerbrand

Linda L. Barnes

Anthony B. Pinn

Douglas R. McGaughey

Charles Mathewes

Francis X. Clooney

John J. O'Keefe

Fred Glennon

Sarah Pike

W. Clark Gilpin

Donna Bowman