The North American Academy of Ecumenists is holding its annual conference from November 16th through 17th in San Antonio, Texas. This year’s conference is titled, “Ecumenism in the Borderlands: Translating Worlds.”

The Academy of Ecumenists has called for papers, inviting papers that pertain to ecumenism and translation. The conference’s Call for Papers will remain open until August 1.

“We invite consideration of ecumenism as work that takes place at the edges and borders of chosen human divisions, including those of language, culture, and other boundaries both between and within ecclesial communities,” the Academy says on its website. “Living on the borders (intellectual as well as spatial) often produces conception of the world that is different from that of those who do not regularly encounter such borders.”

Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute Associate Director Dr. Aaron Hollander is serving as the President of the North American Academy of Ecumenists and will be presiding over this year’s conference.

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Dr. Hollander is the editor of Ecumenical Trends, Associate Director of Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute, and Adjunct Faculty in Theology at Fordham University.

Last year, Dr. Hollander was elected President of the North American Academy of Ecumenists. Additionally, he serves on the steering committee of the Ecclesiological Investigations International Research Network and on the faculty of the Summer Course in Ecumenism at the Centro Pro Unione, a ministry of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, in Rome.

Dr. Hollander is a scholar of ecumenical theology and lived religion, and was educated at the University of Chicago (PhD 2018), the Irish School of Ecumenics (Trinity College Dublin), and Swarthmore College.