International ethics journal housed in Department of Religious Studies

The Journal of Religious Ethics (JRE) is an international scholarly journal co-edited by Diana Fritz Cates (University of Iowa) and Irene Oh (George Washington University). Its editorial team is supported financially by Wiley Publishing (which produces and circulates the journal), the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the UI Department of Religious Studies, and Religious Ethics, Inc. It offers select graduate or post-graduate students the opportunity to serve as Editorial Assistants. 

Founded in 1973 to “assist in shaping and locating the advanced edge of scholarly work in religious ethics” the Journal of Religious Ethics is committed to publishing the very best scholarship in religious ethics, to fostering new work in neglected areas, and to stimulating exchange on significant issues. Neither a tradition-specific journal of social ethics nor a tradition-neutral journal of philosophical ethics, the JRE offers serious ethical reflection set in the context of specific religious traditions and communities. The journal seeks to publish essays in three domains: studies in comparative religious ethics, considerations of foundational conceptual and methodological issues, and historical studies of influential figures and texts.

Please visit the JRE website to learn more about the journal, view recent publications, and find information on the article submission process:

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