BY JESSICA JENKINS
Our friends at the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue are looking for emerging religious and ethical thinkers to contribute to their State of Formation forum. State of Formation “is a forum for up-and-coming religious and ethical thinkers to draw upon the learning that is occurring in their academic and community work and reflect on the pressing questions of a religiously pluralistic society.” Like Groundswell, State of Formation privileges the voices and experiences of the rising generation of leaders who might not otherwise have a platform to contribute to the national discourse. Contributors from diverse traditions are encouraged to use a moral lens to reflect on current events and personal experiences. Recent conversation topics on the site include the anniversary of September 11, the state of Georgia’s execution of Troy Davis, and the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine.
Interested in joining the conversation? Nominees should be currently enrolled in a seminary, rabbinical school, graduate program, or another institution for theological or philosophical formation — or up to three years out of their graduate program in a professional setting. If this describes you or an emerging leader you know, be sure to fill out a nomination form for yourself or for someone else by the October 15 deadline.
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