Despite this diversity the focus chosen for the year concerns the problem of global climate change. One of the plenary sessions involved a presentation by representatives of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Six years ago at the AAR/SBL it amazed me that no one was talking about declining participation in American Christianity. Now I feel like we are part of a larger conversation about how the church can reach a new generation.
Dharma Academy of North America scholars attempt to view the Indic religions on their own traditional terms, not just through the methods and categories of Western scholarship. It is now the largest additional symposium at AAR.