How do we see each other? The Abrahamic religions and interreligious relations in the past and present

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
November 15, 2015
Location: 
Spain
Subject Fields: 
Popular Culture Studies, Arabic History / Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies, Ethnic History / Studies, Political Science

Ongoing conflicts, acts of terrorism and religiously motivated violence mean that religious intolerance and prejudice are a continuing aspect of today’s world. Achieving greater understanding between the Abrahamic religious traditions is therefore one of the most important challenges of the twenty-first century. This conference will address these issues by considering interdisciplinary perspectives of how the Abrahamic religions perceive and relate to one another today, and how they have perceived and related to each other in the past.

Scholars working in the fields of the social sciences, history, philosophy and humanities are invited to give papers on any aspect of relations or relationships between denominations of Christianity, Islam and Judaism or their adherents. This can include analyses of relationships between religious traditions in different historical and cultural contexts; initiatives to improve understanding through education; sociological approaches to understanding intergroup interactions; conceptions of religious tolerance in political theory; or any other line of inquiry relating to the differences between the Abrahamic religions (broadly conceived). Participants are invited to suggest how their research may enable or inform continued efforts for peace and mutual understanding in today’s world.

 

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This conference is hosted by the Religion and Civil Society Project of the Institute for Culture and Society, University of Navarra (http://www.unav.edu/en/web/instituto-cultura-y-sociedad/religion-y-sociedad-civil). For further information about the conference, please contact Dr Daniel Moulin (dmoulin@unav.es).

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS (no more than 300 words): November 15th 2015 (send to dmoulin@unav.es). Speakers will be notified of acceptance no later than December 15th 2015.

REGISTRATION FEE: 100 Euros (includes registration, coffee breaks, two lunches and the conference banquet. This fee will be waivered for exceptional abstracts).

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