This one-day conference will bring together scholars at various career stages to examine religious identity and practice (including secular and spiritual identities and practices) around the region, past and present. It is intended to help highlight and bring greater interest to issues of religious identity and practice in the states of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains, focusing on current research, and to provide an opportunity for faculty, researchers, and graduate students to connect with and learn from colleagues. The conference is envisioned as a catalyst for more sustained efforts at regional community building, including future conferences and workshops.
This conference is supported by a generous grant from the American Academy of Religion, through its Regional Development Grant program. It is organized and hosted by the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Denver, which is providing additional support.