INTERFAITH ENCOUNTER IN
MODERNITY AND POST-MODERNITY
The University of Winchester, UK: 9–11 September 2008
Today, when the cultures of the world are coming closer yet also seem to be drawing further apart, there is an increasing need for the representative faith traditions to engage in dialogue and encounter. However, questions are asked as to the basis and impact of Interfaith Dialogue and Encounter.
‘Interfaith Encounter in Modernity and Post-modernity’ will bring together a group of around ten leading international scholars from Judaism, Islam and Christianity to form a central colloquium of intensive discussion. Around this, a wider conference on Interfaith Encounter will occur. Attendees will be able to deliver papers, observe colloquium sessions, and engage in Q&A sessions with the scholars involved. Each day of the conference will be themed:
DAY 1: the implications of modernity/ post-modernity for interfaith encounter
DAY 2: how scholarly debate about dialogue impacts on religious institutions
DAY 3: dialogue and public life, the role of religion in peacemaking and conflict resolution, business ethics, and debates about ‘multiculturalism’
Confirmed colloquium scholars: Khaleel Muhammad; Alwi Shihab; Riffat Hassan; Racelle Weiman; Reuven Firestone; Maurice-Ruben Hayoun; Ursula King; Perry Schmidt-Leukel; Rosemary Radford Ruether.
REGISTRATION AND SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:
Papers are called for (40 minutes: 30 talk, 10 questions) that explore the issues of Interfaith Encounter from a variety of perspectives and traditions (these may explore the main conference themes or other areas of Interfaith Encounter, Inter-religious Dialogue, theologies of religions and related studies).
Both delegates and observers are welcome.
ABSTRACTS of proposed papers to be submitted by 1ST JUNE 2008.
REGISTRATION and CONFERENCE FEES to be paid by 1ST JULY 2008.
Those wishing to attend should submit a registration request with the following data: family and personal name(s), address, institutional affiliation (if any), email, abstract and paper title (if any), attendance pattern (i.e. whole conference or specific day).
ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE:
Dr Paul Hedges, Department of Theology and Religious Studies,
University of Winchester, Winchester, SO22 4NR
Tel: 0044 (0)1962 827451
£250 (developed countries), £175 (developing countries and students) to include two nights single accommodation (9th, 10th), the conference dinner, and meals during the conference (dinner 9th to lunch 11th). Daily rate: £50 (lunch only 10th & 11th).
THE CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS:
Dr Paul Hedges; Professor Leonard Swidler; Revd Dr Alan Race
ORGANIZED IN CONJUNCTION WITH:
The Journal of Ecumenical Studies; Interreligious Insight; The Centre for Global Ethics; St. Philip’s Centre for Study and Engagement (Leicester); World Council of Faiths