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Special Edition on COVID-19 Pandemic and the Global Protest for Racial Justice


JPT seeks pastoral theological essays for a special issue on the topics related to the current Coronavirus-19 pandemic. Topics may include: Anti-Asian Racism, Xenophobia, equity implications, meaning of suffering, the role of religious communities, the impact on religion and religious practices, and other topics you deem appropriate to this call.

We are expanding this call for papers to include pastoral theological essays related to the concurrent global protests for racial justice for black and brown people in light of the recent slew of killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. Suggestive topics may include pastoral theological reflections on intersectionality and racism, systemic racism in the justice system, the ongoing legacy of white supremacy, the meaning of Black Lives Matters (BLM) for all of humanity, and the role of religious communities in response to the ongoing racially motivated destruction of black and brown bodies.

If you wish to test a topic before starting to work on it, kindly inform co-editors (K. Samuel Lee at or Danjuma Gibson at of your intent with a tentative title and a 2-3 sentence (at the most) summary of your prospective paper.

Each essay is expected to be a scholastic work, and is required to move through peer review process. Submit essays through:
Due date is November 1, 2020.

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The Journal of Pastoral Theology was established in 1990 by the Society for Pastoral Theology.

The mission of the Journal of Pastoral Theology is to:

  • Further the understanding of pastoral theology as a theological discipline and to clarify the nature of the discipline;
  • Maintain a view of pastoral theology as a constructive theology growing out of the exercise of caring relationships, with attention both to present lived experience and to knowledge derived from the past;
  • Provide an intentional forum, for the voices of diverse persons, women and men, of many cultural and ethnic backgrounds;
  • Foster multi-cultural understandings of issues in the discipline;
  • Promote and encourage mulch-discipline/multi-cultural research in the filed of pastoral theology;
  • Provide resources for those who teach and those who study, through recording current research and assessing the relevant literature; and
  • Provide for the construction of sound theological principles for guidance and critique of pastoral practice; and to work creatively, synthesizing and constructing, to define the frontiers and parameters of the discipline.
Journal of Pastoral Theology
Dr. K. Samuel Lee

Dr. K. Samuel Lee

Claremont School of Theology | Co-editor

Dr. Danjuma Gibson

Dr. Danjuma Gibson

Calvin Theological Seminary | Co-editor