Next Spring Congress Meeting

The Executive of the Canadian-American Theological Association (CATA) welcomes proposals for papers to be presented at the May 28, 2023 Annual Meeting to be held in conjunction with the Canadian Congress of the Humanities. The conference will be held at York University, Toronto but it will be possible for some presenters to present remotely.

CATA encourages submission of high-quality papers on any topic of theological relevance to the church. Special consideration will be given to papers that deal with the theme of this years Congress: “Reckonings and Re-Imaginings” https://www.federationhss.ca/en/congress-2023-reckonings-and-re-imaginings. However, topics that fall outside of the specific theme will also be given strong consideration.

Papers for the CATA meeting should be scholarly but not highly specialized presentations of 20–25 minutes, aimed at an audience of scholars from across the spectrum of theological disciplines. We are interpreting theology to include biblical studies; theological readings of Scripture; historical, systematic, philosophical, moral, and pastoral theology; theology that engages culture, the church, and other academic disciplines, etc. Proposals from graduate students are enthusiastically welcomed.

Proposals should be approximately 250 words in length. Please prepare them for blind review and submit as an email attachment, accompanied by a short CV in a separate file. To facilitate anonymous review of proposals, please include your name, institutional affiliation, contact information, and the title of your proposal in the body of your email.


All proposals should be submitted electronically by December 31, 2022 to the address below in Word of PDF format. Please entitle your email “CATA Congress 2023 Paper Proposal.”
Papers chosen for participation will be notified by the end of March.

Email conference paper proposals to:
Dr. Cynthia Long Westfall
President, Canadian-American Theological Association
westfal@mcmaster.ca