Calendar of events of interest in church and state.


The Impact of Worldviews--Secular and Religious--On the Sustainability of Democracies

4-8 August 2008 Highlands Institute for American Religious And Philosophical Thought Assisi, Italy

Relevant topics include: Is the concept of worldviews defensible? Which worldviews support healthy democracies; what do they have in common? Are the outspoken advocacy of religious worldviews and the conflicts among them incompatible with democratic processes? How can democracies sustain themselves against threats from extremist worldviews? For information via email, contact: Dr. Robert Tapp; or Dr. Delwin Brown

Japanese Contribution to Islamic Studies-The Legacy of Toshihiko Izutsu

5-7 August 2008 International Conference on Contemporary Scholarship on Islam Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Organized by the Department of Usuluddin and Comparative Religion, Toshihiko Izutsu's works on the Islamic thought is a signpost in the relationship between Japan and Islam. His contribution deserves serious consideration to promote mutual understanding and dialogue among civilizations. For information, visit the website at:

Representing Islam: Comparative Perspectives

5-6 September 2008 Manchester, United Kingdom

This conference, organized by the Universities of Manchester and Surrey, will be primarily concerned with the press, television, radio, film, and the internet, but may include other channels of communication, such as translations. See: events/representing__islam/for further information. Contact name: Dr. Ozana Poberejnaia.

Interfaith Encounter in Modernity and Post-Modernity

9-11 September 2008 Winchester, United Kingdom

This conference is organized by University of Winchester and The Centre for Global Ethics. Contact Dr. Paul Hedges at: paul/ for more information.

Reason and Faith at the Beginning of the Third Millennium

9-11 October 2008 Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania

Topics at this conference include: reason and faith at the beginning of the twenty-first century, science and its conditioning, pathologies of reason and pathologies of faith in civilizations today. Contact Monica Merutiu at for more information.

Islam in the Age of Global Challenges: Alternative Perspectives of the Gulen Movement

14-15 November 2008 Washington, D.C.

Organized by Georgetown...

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