Dear Friend of the Canadian Theological Society:
I write to inform you of the upcoming Canadian Theological Society’s annual meeting and recent developments for the Society.
The upcoming meeting takes place on May 26-28 at Brock University in St. Catharines Ontario as part of the Congress for the Social Sciences and Humanities. The Society began its work in 1955, and we look forward to many more years of fruitful work together. The Congress theme for 2014 is “Borders without Boundaries.” We warmly invite you to participate in this coming event.
You may have heard that the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council recently rescinded grants given to the societies for the use of funding student participation in the Congress. Many of you will have memories of presenting your first academic paper at CTS. The annual CTS meeting continues to serve as an incubator for emerging theologians and theology in Canada. It is imperative that we find alternative funding routes.
You may not know that our membership fees account for 84% of our budget. In order to keep student participation at the meeting affordable, we are reaching out to scholars who have let their membership expire. By renewing your membership and by encouraging new members, you fund the future of theology in Canada. Memberships can be renewed at here. Membership renewal is possible by credit card or cheque. If your membership is current, please consider inviting a colleague to join the Society.
Established scholars are still encouraged to submit papers for this year’s Congress. As you may remember, it is not only students who give papers at the annual meeting, where we explore emerging themes in Canada together. We encourage you to submit a paper or panel proposal this year. The 2014 Call for Papers is found at here.
Thank you again for your support of CTS, and we look forward to seeing you in St. Catharines.