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Occupations in Religious Studies
With a degree in Religious Studies, you might become a minister, rabbi, or other ordained member of a religious organization. You may also work for a non-profit organization, particularly one with a religious affiliation. Jobs may also be available more in corporate organizations.
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, social and community service managers make a median salary between $50,000 and $60,000 annually, and are expected to grow faster than the average rate.
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Professional Organizations in Religious Studies
American Academy of Religion
AAR is closely associated with the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). In 1969 the two groups founded the Council for the Study of Religion, the first of several joint ventures. The following year they began to hold joint annual meetings, a practice that continued until 2008. Beginning in 2011, the two groups are holding concurrent annual meetings in the same city at the same time. The Academy's executive offices are located in the Luce Center on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Association for the Sociology of Religion
The Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR) is an international scholarly association that seeks to advance theory and research in the sociology of religion. Formed in 1938 as the American Catholic Sociological Society, ASR traces its roots to scholars in search of a hospitable place for both empirical study and social criticism animated by the social teachings of the church.
CSSR Council of Societies for the Study of Religion
Religious Studies Review (RSR), edited by David B. Gray and Jeremy Biles, is a well-known and widely circulating quarterly review of new publications across the entire field of religious studies and in related disciplines
European Association for the Study of Religions
The European Association of the Study of Religions promotes the academic study of religions through the international collaboration of scholars in Europe whose research has a bearing on the subject.
International Association for the History of Religions
Founded in 1950, at the 7th congress of the history of religions in Amsterdam, IAHR, the International Association for the History of Religions, is a worldwide body of member associations and affiliates dedicated to the scientific study of religion. With its more than 40 national and regional member associations and four affiliated societies, the IAHR is the preeminent international forum for the critical, analytical and cross-cultural study of religion past and present.
North American Association for the Study of Religion
The North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR) was initially formed in 1985 by E. Thomas Lawson, Luther H. Martin, and Donald Wiebe, to encourage the historical, comparative, structural, theoretical, and cognitive approaches to the study of religion among North American scholars; to represent North American scholars of religion at the international level; and to sustain communication between North American scholars and their international colleagues engaged in the study of religion.
Religious Research Association
Academic and religious professionals working at the intersection of research and practical religious activities.
An interfaith and international association with over 600 members including college, university, and seminary faculty; religious leaders; organizational consultants; laypersons; and other professionals interested in the intersection of religion and society.
Society for the Study of Black Religion
Our mission is to engage in scholarly research and discussion about the religious experience of Blacks.
Society of Biblical Literature
The Society of Biblical Literature is the oldest and largest international scholarly membership organization in the field of biblical studies. Founded in 1880, the Society has grown to over 8,500 international members including teachers, students, religious leaders and individuals from all walks of life who share a mutual interest in the critical investigation of the Bible.
Society of the Anthropology of Religion
We wish to support anthropological approaches to the study of religion from all the subdisciplines: cultural anthropology, archaeology, physical anthropology, linguistic anthropology and others. We also intend to encourage and help provide avenues for enhanced communication among scholars sharing the interests of anthropology and religion.
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