Rural Faith Communities and Social Change
"Crosscurrents: An Interdisiplinary Journal of South Carolina Studies" (Francis Marion University)
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Review Begins: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Call for Papers
Rural Faith Communities and Social Change

Crosscurrents:  An Interdisciplinary Journal of South Carolina Studies is seeking essays for its inaugural issue, which will focus on the roles faith communities have played in promoting social change.  Reflecting the journal’s commitment to under-represented regions and populations, Crosscurrents is especially interested in studies focusing on the rural areas of our state. 

The journal defines social change broadly. It welcomes not only studies focusing on large social movements, such as school integration, but also less-celebrated changes within individual communities. The journal welcomes profiles of under-appreciated leaders, such as Rev. E. A. Adams, Rev. James Hinton, J. A. DeLaine, Rev. I. DeQuincey Newman, and Rev. Francis F. Reh.  Crosscurrents recognizes that social change extends beyond matters of government and law and encourages studies that explore the intersections of faith communities and the arts.

Contributors should send abstracts to Christopher D. Johnson (

Completed essays will be due by 1 July 2020.

Crosscurrents:  An Interdisciplinary Journal of South Carolina Studies is an annual publication sponsored by Francis Marion University that provides current scholarly work related to the state of South Carolina.  Crosscurrents seeks submissions from within and across a variety of disciplines, including history, archeology, anthropology, literature, political science, art history, religious studies, and sociology.  Deliberately inclusive of all South Carolinians and all geographical areas of the state, the journal actively seeks submissions related to those populations and regions that have received little scholarly attention.

Inquiries should be directed to

Christopher D. Johnson, editor
Department of English
Francis Marion University
P. O. Box 100547
Florence, SC 29502-0547

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