New Horizons

Call For Papers & Guidelines


Volume 5 Issue 2 Call For Papers

Volume 5 Issue 2: “At a Crossroads”

“There are those who appear to feel encouraged or at least permitted by their faith to support varieties of narrow and violent nationalism, xenophobia and contempt, and even the mistreatment of those who are different. Faith, and the humanism it inspires, must maintain a critical sense in the face of these tendencies, and prompt an immediate response whenever they rear their head. For this reason, it is important that catechesis and preaching speak more directly and clearly about the social meaning of existence, the fraternal dimension of spirituality, our conviction of the inalienable dignity of each person, and our reasons for loving and accepting all our brothers and sisters” (FT, par. 86).

New Horizons invites submissions on the themes of Pope Francis’s Fratelli tutti. In a time of deep polarization, how do we welcome the stranger by creating dialogue and inviting the crossings-over and beyond of identities, spaces, and comforts?

The Journal invites pastoral, academic, and multimedia submissions that provide theological reflection on migration and global refugee crises; dialogue and seeking the common good; environmental justice and climate change; biblical interpretations of polarized social issues; gender and Catholicism; Pope Francis and systematic theology; a culture and economy of productivity, efficiency, and exploitation; globalization, community, and the human family; social ethics in a time of COVID-19; and other such pressing issues. While these prompts are meant to guide submissions, they are not limiting in their scope. The Journal warmly invites any papers emerging from reflections on the themes of Fratelli tutti.

Academic papers should be formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th. Ed., and comprise between 1,500-3,000 words. Homilies and pastoral reflections are held to the same word count. Poetry, prayer, artwork, and photography are highly welcomed components of the journal.

Submissions should be uploaded by 5pm on May 28, 2021 to newhorizonsjst@scu.edu. Accepted submissions will be published in August 2021. Please email bkozee@scu.edu with any questions or inquiries.

Who Can Submit?

Any currently enrolled graduate student can submit an original article to be considered for publication in New Horizons.

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to New Horizons, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that they will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at New Horizons. If you have concerns about the submission terms for New Horizons, please email newhorizonsjst@scu.edu.

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