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The Global Center for Religious Research (GCRR) is hosting the 2020 International eConference on Interreligious Dialogue, which will bring together religion scholars, specialists, and practitioners of different faith traditions (from all over the world) to discuss the various complexities, problems, and solutions resulting from interreligious dialogue. The purpose of this multidisciplinary virtual conference is to advance the scientific, philosophical, theological, historical, and social understanding of how different religious belief systems have in the past and can in the future cooperate with each other to build a better world.


This academic eConference will provide an interdisciplinary platform for scholars, educators, and practitioners to present creative and experimental methods of believing and behaving in order to foster mutual empathy and understanding among the different faith traditions.

And because the conference is held online, scholars and students can attend from the comfort and safety of their own home at lower costs without having to worry about travel and lodging expenses.

DATES: December 4–6, 2020

Special COVID-19 Pricing:

Only $15 to attend the 3-day academic conference!

Register today to take advantage of this low price before it increases!

Only $10 for GCRR Academic Society Members

Keynote Speakers!

  • Dr. Christopher Buck


  • Dr. Brandon Grafius


  • Dr. Brenton Cross

    • Many contemporary churches are progressively pursuing a flawed, politicized theological agenda, however Brenton has advanced a non-traditional but biblical hermeneutical strategy for interpreting the biblical text, which refuses to engage in the contemporary populist church leadership practices. As a young adult in Kingston, Jamaica, Brenton served as a community director of Youth for Christ. He has served in several pastoral leadership roles in the United States and has worked on staff at some of the fastest growing mega-churches in the United States. Brenton twice graduated summa cum laude from Criswell College where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies followed by a master’s degree in Ministry. Brenton is also a published poet and translator. He earned his doctorate in humanities from The University of Texas at Dallas. He currently teaches humanities, philosophy, and ethics at Midland College.

Call for Presenters!

Religious specialists and philosophers, as well as researchers, professors, graduate students, and other scholars are encouraged to submit abstract proposals (200-500 words) to present at this year’s international academic conference on interreligious dialogue. All research presentations will then be published in an upcoming supplemental issue of the peer-reviewed academic journal, Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry (SHERM). Presenters can also feature and promote their own publications during the conference for free!

Abstract Proposal Deadline: September 15th, 2020

Presentation Guidelines

Presentations can take any number of forms, including hosting a discussion panel, interviewing a specialist, presenting a research paper, teaching a classroom lesson, or leading a workshop. Presenters can even video record their presentation outside of the event, rather than host a live session, and then have GCRR show that video recording to conference attendees.

Regardless of the format, we ask that presenters adhere to the following stipulations:

  • Time length for lectures, paper presentations, and classroom lessons:

    • between 20-45 minutes

  • Time length for discussion panels, interviews, and workshops:

    • between 20-90 minutes

  • ​All presentations (except for pre-recorded presentations) will require at least a 30-minute Q&A session at the end for attendees to engage the presenter.

  • Presenters must be members of the GCRR Academic Society

Presentation Capabilities

Cost of Attendance

The following are the only costs associated with attending the conference:

  • To attend the 3-day international academic conference:

    • $15.00 USD​ Ticket Registration

  • To present at the conference:

    • Membership Plan in the GCRR Academic Society

    • Be sure to use your GCRR Academic Society Coupon Code

    • $10.00 USD Ticket Registration


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