CALL FOR PAPERS: JOURNAL OF LIVING TOGETHER - (Closing Date: September 27, 2013)

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International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation, New York

The Role of Religion and Ethnicity in Contemporary Conflict, and Related Emerging Tactics, Strategies, Methodologies, of Mediation and Resolution

The International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation, New York is seeking scholarly papers/articles for the maiden edition of its journal, Living Together.

The Journal of Living Together is a multi-disciplinary, scholarly journal publishing peer-reviewed articles within the fields of ethnic conflict, religious/faith-based conflict, and their methods of resolution, with emphasis on mediation and interfaith dialogue.

Living Together is published by the International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation, New York and is a forum for scholarly reflection and dialogue regarding the most important emerging issues in the fields of ethnic and religious conflicts and their resolution.

A multi-disciplinary research journal, Living Together focuses on a theoretical and practical understanding of ethno-religious conflicts and their methods of resolution with emphasis on mediation and interfaith dialogue. The journal will publish articles that discuss or analyze ethnic and religious/faith-based conflicts or those that present new theories, methods and techniques for ethnic and religious conflict resolution or new empirical research addressing either ethno-religious conflict or resolution, or both.

To achieve this goal, Living Together will publish several types of articles: long articles that make major theoretical and practical contributions, shorter articles that make major empirical contributions including case studies and case series, and brief articles that target rapidly rising trends or new topics in ethno-religious conflicts: their nature, origin, consequence, prevention and resolution. Personal experiences, both good and bad, in dealing with ethno-religious conflicts as well as a pilot and observational studies are also welcome.

The first issue of Living Together will be published in winter 2013 / 2014 with the following theme:

The Role of Religion and Ethnicity in Contemporary Conflict, and Related Emerging Tactics, Strategies, Methodologies, of Mediation and Resolution

For our first issue, we are particularly interested in articles that address any of the following questions:

• What are the most devastating impacts or consequences of ethnic and religious/faith-based conflicts?
• Which prevention, management and resolution models have been previously used to resolve or manage the particular ethnic and/or faith-based conflict you are studying? And what are their outcomes?
• What has been the most significant past progress in ethno-religious conflict resolution? What? Where? And why?
• What are the important new directions and / or new methods/tools of resolving ethno-religious conflicts?
• What are the important new directions and / or new methods/tools of preventing ethno-religious conflicts?


Articles sought are those written within the last decade and shall focus on any of the following locations: Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Europe, North America, South America, Australia and Oceania.

The Journal of Living Together will publish articles that bridge theory and practice, showing how theories of religious and ethnic conflict resolution are being applied by professionals in the field. These articles shall include practical application in terms of activities that have already shown some success, or would be feasible to test as a pilot project in the near term.

Areas of Interest:

To be considered for the Journal of Living Together, papers/articles must focus on any of the following fields or related areas: ethnic conflict; religious/faith-based conflict; community conflict; theories of ethnic and faith-based conflicts; ethnic relations and affiliations; religious relations and affiliations; multiculturalism; civil-military relations in ethnically divided societies; role of political parties in ethno-religious conflict; the military and ethno-religious conflict; ethnic and religious organizations/associations and the militarization of ethnic and religious conflicts; role of ethnic group representatives, community and religious leaders in ethno-religious conflict; causes, nature, effects/impact/consequences of ethno-religious conflict; inter-generational pilots / models for ethno-religious conflict resolution; strategies or techniques for reducing ethnic and religious conflicts; the United Nations' response to ethnic and religious conflicts; interfaith dialogue; conflict monitoring, prediction, prevention, analysis, mediation and other forms of conflict resolution applicable to ethno-religious conflict; case studies; personal or group stories; reports, narratives/stories or experiences of conflict resolution practitioners; role of music, sports, education, media, arts, and celebrities in fostering a culture of peace among ethnic and religious groups; etc.

We hope you will consider writing a paper or submitting an already written research manuscript for publication in Living Together. It is a great way to promote a culture of peace and mutual understanding. It is also an opportunity to gain exposure for you, your organization, institution, association, or society.

The Journal of Living Together will be included in the most comprehensive and widely used databases of journals in the fields of social sciences and peace studies, and shall also be distributed by Ingram Content Group Inc., the world's largest and most trusted distributor of physical and digital content, and other internationally acclaimed journal distributors. The published articles will be available to a global audience: libraries, governments, policy makers, media, universities and colleges, organizations, associations, institutions and millions of potential individual readers.

Guidelines for Submission:

• Articles/papers must be between 3,500 and 4,000 words, submitted with 300-350 word abstracts, and a biography of no more than 50 words on or before September 27, 2013. Authors can also send their 300-350 word abstracts before submitting the articles.

• All submissions to the Journal of Living Together must be typed single-spaced in MS Word using Times New Roman, 12 pt., with a one inch margin.

• Please use the Harvard System of Referencing.

• Please identify a minimum of 4, and a maximum of 7 keywords reflecting the title of your article/paper.

• Authors should include their names on the cover sheet only for purposes of blind review.

• Authors should also include the title of the paper on each page, as well as page numbers for ease of organization and identification.

• Email graphic materials: photo images, diagrams, figures, maps and others as attachment in a jpeg format and indicate by use of numbers preferred placement areas in the manuscript.

• All articles, abstracts, graphic materials and inquiries should be sent by email to:
Please indicate Journal of Living Together in the subject line.

Selection Process:

All papers/articles will be carefully reviewed by a blind Peer Review/Editorial Committee made up of renowned scholars, specialists and practitioners in the fields of ethno-religious conflict and conflict resolution. Each author shall then be notified by email about the outcome of the review process.


The International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation (ICERM) retains the copyright of articles published in the Journal of Living Together. However, authors may use their article elsewhere after publication provided that proper acknowledgement is made, and that the ICERM is notified.

For more information about the Journal of Living Together, please visit the Living Together homepage: