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Nominations Open for 2015 Frederick J. Streng Award for Excellence in Buddhist-Christian Studies

The Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies is now receiving nominations for the 2015 Frederick Streng Book Award for Excellence in Buddhist-Christian Studies. Nominations must be received by Dec. 31, 2014. The winner will be announced at the annual meeting of the Society.
The criteria for nominating and making the award are:

  1. The subject matter of the book should be inspired by and relevant to Buddhist-Christian relations, but subject matter is not narrowly limited to books on dialogue or to books that are half on Christianity and half on Buddhism.
  2. The scholarship must be original and the writing clear. The book must make an important contribution to issues relevant to the context of Buddhist-Christian dialogue.
  3. Books can be considered for nomination within five years of their publication date (i.e. the 2015 award must be for a book published in 2010 or later).

Nominations can be made by any person other than the author(s) or editor(s), using the downloadable nomination form or the online form. The completed form may be sent electronically to Abraham Velez de Cea. Self-nominations are not permitted. Publishers of books must be willing to supply review copies to members of the committee for evaluation in order for the book to be considered.

Call for Papers

Society for Buddhist Christian Studies
Graduate Student Essay Award Competition

As part of the effort of the Society for Buddhist Christian Studies to encourage the participation of graduate students, the Society is initiating a graduate student essay award competition.

We are currently accepting papers written by graduate students for one of their classes in the area of Buddhist-Christian studies. Faculty members are asked to recommend the students with the best papers to submit them for consideration of this award.

To submit a paper, please email it to Karen Enriquez. Together with your submission, please include a cover letter that includes your name, your program, your institution, email address, the class for which the paper was written, and the professor of that class. Deadline May 31, 2014; presented in San Diego, California, November 22-25, 2014.

The winner of the competition will receive a $500 award and must present the paper during the annual meeting of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies in Baltimore, Mayland, November 22-23, 2013.

For more information about the essay competition, please email:
Karen Enriquez.