American Academy of Religion

The North American District of the International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies is pleased to announce that IASBS is now a Related Scholarly Organization (RSO) of the American Academy of Religion (AAR).

The AAR is North America’s largest professional organization for scholars of religion. Each year, the AAR hosts an annual meeting drawing thousands of religious studies scholars together. RSOs, mainly smaller academic and professional organizations, benefit from their affiliation with the AAR by being included in the AAR’s promotional materials as well as being able to host meetings, conferences, and symposia in conjunction with the annual meeting.

As an RSO, the North American District will be able to provide a regular venue for scholars to meet and share their work on Pure Land Buddhism. Our goal is to bring Pure Land Buddhist Studies to the attention of a broader array of religious studies scholars.

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Please contact Scott Mitchell for more information.