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New Horizons: A Peer-reviewed Graduate Journal


New Horizons is a student-led, peer-reviewed journal that seeks to uplift the voices of emerging graduate scholars and writers of various disciplines within the field of theology. The Journal shares in JST's commitment to academic excellence and echoes the school’s dedication to the pursuit of culturally contextualized theology.

The 36th General Congregation of Jesuits (2016) affirmed the enduring value of living and serving as a “discerning community with open horizons” (Decree 1, n.7). In the spirit of these words, New Horizons is committed to the values of prophetic dialogue, global perspectives on faith and culture, and joyful witness of the Gospels. In all things, New Horizons strives to remain true to the Catholic and Jesuit tradition of contemplation in action for the greater glory of God.

The views and opinions expressed by the Journal are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of JST. New Horizons is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal that publishes accepted articles biannually.

Call for Papers and Guidelines

New Horizons welcomes currently enrolled graduate students to submit an original article to be considered for publication. Academic papers should be formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th. Ed., and comprise between 2,000-4,000 words. Homilies and pastoral reflections are held to the same word count. Poetry, prayer, artwork, and photography are highly welcomed components of the journal.  Visit the journal's Call for Papers page for more information and instructions.


New Horizons was formerly known as New Wineskins while it ran at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley (JSTB). Volume 1 Issue 1 of New Wineskins was published in Summer 2006 by Editor Tim Manatt, S.J. and an Editorial Board composed of Sean Dempsey, S.J., Bobbi Dykema Katsanis, Corinna Guerrero, and Pius Ojara, S.J. Volume 1 Number 2 was published in Winter 2006/2007; Volume 2 Issue 1 was published in Spring 2007; Volume 2 Issue 2 in Fall 2007; Volume 3 Issue 1 in Spring 2008; Volume 4 Issue 1 in Spring 2009.

In continuity with New Wineskins and in an agreement between former Editor Tim Manatt, S.J. and inaugural Editor of New Horizons Barbara Anne Kozee, New Horizons began its inaugural issue as Volume 5 Issue 1.