The 5th Biennial Mercyhurst Colloquium on the Americas

Religious Communities

in the Americas


Mercyhurst University, Erie, Pennsylvania

April 2014



We are soliciting papers from any discipline on topics discussing religious communities in the Americas, that is communities whose unifying and/or defining character is primarily based on religious belief and practice (as opposed to ethnicity, for example).


Possible topics include (but are by no means limited to):



Please submit an abstract of 300 words with a cover letter including your name, academic affiliation and the proposalís title by January 15, 2014 as an e-mail attachment to  To encourage participation from all who attend, we are asking that all communications be delivered in English.  The program will allow for papers of 20 minutes, followed by a period of questions.


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