REGISTER NOW | Schedule released | United Theological College | Conference 7 – 9 March 2018
Things that make for Peace? Sacred Texts and Religious Traditions in a Transforming World.
3 Day Conference
Wednesday 7, Thursday 8 & Friday 9 March, 2018
United Theological College, located at The Centre for Ministry, 16 Masons Drive, North Parramatta
Conference Program * (PDF 4 pages | 905 KB) | Here
Associating faith traditions with violence by perpetrators and their critics is one of the key issues confronting the world today.
Almost weekly, an event takes place around the world that sends social media into frenzy, with the result being further differentiation between religious traditions, and estrangement of religious adherents who are placed under increasing scrutiny and suspicion.
This conference seeks to engage this pressing social issue.
By engaging with the sacred texts and traditions of the great religions of the world, it is hoped that strategies may emerge that demonstrate that religion is not the problem, but indeed has much to contribute to the solution of the current state of affairs.
The conference will feature two key speakers: Professor Zeki Saritoprak (John Carroll University) and Professor Daniel Smith-Christopher (Loyola Marymount University).
Both are highly credentialed in regards to inter-faith dialogue and commitments to peace.
The conference will also feature panel sessions, workshops, and papers from other contributors.
Come for one day or all three – but don’t miss out on this innovative conference.
Do you have a paper that would be ideal for the conference? The Conference Organisers are finalising the schedule, but are happy to accept proposals for the conference prior to 15 December 2017. If you are interested, please submit your abstract to Anthony Rees via email [email protected]
If you have a further question please contact United Theological College on 02 8838 8914.
*The schedule may be subject to change. Draft schedule outline as at 20/2/18. Further questions can be directed to [email protected]