Aims & Scope
The purpose of the Organization for Faith, Education, and Community, organized in 2012, is to promote research and the dissemination of information about the role faith communities play in personal and public well-being. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: community development, physical and emotional well-being, solutions to public problems, and environment.
The organization facilitates communication among people interested in and working to advance information about the OFEC’s mission. This communication will include public conferences, workshops, and publications.
The Journal of Faith, Education, and Community (JFEC) publishes peer-reviewed articles related to the role of faith communities in personal and public well-being. The audience for the journal is made up of individuals and organizations who are interested in advancing research, learning, and practices influenced by faith in the community. Articles should promote good research, education, service, and leadership in promoting the role of faith communities in personal and public well-being.
The following list describes some (not necessarily all) topics that might be considered: Traumatic events, physical or mental illness, race/ethnicity, gender issues, education, law enforcement, aging issues, poverty, substance abuse.
The Journal of Faith, Education, and Community seeks to stimulate thinking rather than advocate fixed practices, and as such, explores emerging ideas, probes various points of view, and supports conflicting opinions with research. The Journal of Faith, Education, and Community publishes peer-reviewed manuscripts.