SACP Special Symposium on Raimon Panikkar’s Intercultural Thought
November 20, 2015
Atlanta, GA

In addition to the two regular SACP panels, the SACP will host a special symposium on the intercultural thought of Raimon Panikkar at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Atlanta. This symposium is made possible by a generous private financial support. It will take place on November 20 (Friday), the day before the beginning of the official program of the AAR annual meeting.

Raimon Panikkar’s thought covers a wide range of fields, from theology to the dialogical method and enriching interreligious and intercultural understanding. The purpose of the symposium is for scholars interested in Panikkar’s thought to probe the possibilities of developing Panikkarian insight in our intercultural studies. Please submit your paper proposal directly or loosely related to any aspect of the following theme:

  • The integration of ‘knowledge’ and ‘being,’ subject and object, part and whole in Panikkar’s vision and its implication to the issues of gender, intercultural dialogue, theory and praxis.

  • Any other topic that may deem significant in your personal spiritual-intellectual life as a scholar-teacher.

Upon receipt of your proposals, the program committee will select papers in line with the emerging framework of the symposium and organize a panel on a major theme.

Please submit your proposal of 200-300 words, together with your name and the contact information, to Dr. Michiko Yusa, at

The deadline for submission is May 20, 2015 (Wednesday).

Please specify your abstract submission by clearly noting “Panikkar Symposium.”