AAR Group Proposal for Religion in the American West -- Plea for Help

Editor's Note: The below is a special  holiday message from our friends at Religion in the American West, who are resubmitting a proposal to form their group as a permanent part of the American Academy of Religion. Why this wasn't approved last year, I have no idea, but those of you out there who can be of help by writing a letter of support, please do so. See the information below for more, also posted at Religion in the American West

 AAR Group Proposal:

 As many of you know, Brett Hendrickson and I (Brandi Denison) unsuccessfully proposed a permanent group last year. Winds have shifted and we are being encouraged to resubmit the proposal this year.

You can help. If you wrote a letter of support last year, could you update it for this year? If you didn't write a letter last year, would you write one now?The letter is brief and would simply indicate your interest in the establishment of this as a group. It would be useful if you could talk about how the group provides you with something unique, unmatched by other groups. Additionally, it would be useful if you indicated that it makes more sense to have this group meet nationally than regionally.

 Please email this letter to relamwest@gmail.com. The deadline for this letter is this Friday (11/29)