CFP: Journal of Social Encounters special issue on “Peacebuilding.” (Deadline: March 15, 2017)

CFP: Journal of Social Encounters special issue on “Peacebuilding.”
Deadline: March 15, 2017

Call for Papers: Journal of Social Encounters special issue on “Peacebuilding.” Deadline for manuscripts – March 15, 2017

The Journal of Social Encounters (JSE) is an interdisciplinary journal (social sciences, humanities, theology/religious studies, natural sciences) that publishes scholarly, peer-reviewed essays on peace, conflict, and social justice issues in any part of the world.The JSE is published by the Centre for Social Justice and Ethics (CSJE) at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) in Nairobi,Kenya, in collaboration with the Department of Peace Studies at the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University (CSB/SJU)  in Collegeville, Minnesota. The JSE is co-edited by Dr. Joseph Okumu, CSJE/CUEA, and Dr. Ron Pagnucco, Department of Peace Studies, CSB/SJU. The JSE will be published twice a year online on the CSB/SJU Digital Commons, with open, free access. While the JSE will publish essays by authors from any country in each issue, some essays by African authors always will be included in each issue so that African scholarship on peace, conflict and social justice will become better known.

​The inaugural online issue of the JSE will appear in August, 2017. The deadline for manuscript submissions for the August issue is March 15, 2017.The theme for the online inaugural issue is “Peacebuilding,” which encompasses all activities before, during and after conflict aimed at reducing intergroup tensions, building positive intergroup relations, and developing an environment that guarantees rights, prevents violence and sustains human flourishing. Peacebuilding involves many different activities and projects that address the causes of intergroup tensions, conflict and violence, both structural and direct, and that seek to establish both negative and positive peace, the absence of violence and/or the presence of social justice.
​Submission of Manuscripts: –Manuscripts should be double-spaced typed using the APA (American Psychological Association) guidelines, and should be from 3,750 words to 6,250 words, including a 100-150 word abstract. Manuscripts should be emailed as an attachment in the MS.Word format to Dr. Joseph Okumu at and to Dr. Ron Pagnucco at, All manuscripts will be sent to at least one external reviewer for anonymous review. Please address any questions to Drs. Okumu and Pagnucco at their email addresses above.