United We Stand

The Role of Spirituality in Engaging and Healing Communities

Edited by:
Dannielle Joy Davis, Saint Louis University

A volume in the series: Contemporary Perspectives on Spirituality in Education. Editor(s): Dannielle Joy Davis, Saint Louis University.

Call for Chapters


The results of the 2016 U.S. election and subsequent policies at the federal level have led some to refer to the country as "The Divided States of America." However, segments of society are drawing upon their faith and spirituality to develop strategies to mend social relationships and fragmented communities. The Contemporary Perspectives on Spirituality in Education book series will feature volumes geared towards understanding and exploring the role of spirituality in addressing challenge, conflict, and marginalization, particularly within education in America and internationally. Scholarly work informed by research and/or practice is welcome.

Topics of interest include:
> Community engagement
> Social activism in K-20 settings
> Volunteerism in K-20 settings
> Student and/or faculty work in healing communities
> Other topics related to the aforementioned areas

Chapter Proposals:
> Manuscripts should range between 20-35 pages in length.
> Work shall not exceed 7,500 words, excluding references.
> The chapter must be submitted in a Word document using 12 point Times New Roman font.
> Shorter pieces, such as relevant poetry, will also be considered.

Tentative Schedule for Publication:
Proposals due: September 1, 2017
Full Chapters Due: January 15, 2018
Final Chapter/Work Submission Due: April 2, 2018
Anticipated Publication Date: Fall 2018

Book Series Proposals
> Proposals for future volumes in the Contemporary Perspectives on Spirituality in Education book series must include the proposal itself and a sample book chapter.
> The deadline for Contemporary Perspectives on Spirituality in Education book proposals is open and ongoing.

Submissions and inquiries may be addressed to the Book Series Editor:
Dannielle Joy Davis, Ph.D., School of Education, Saint Louis University
djdavis@slu.edu

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