Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies
Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

Topics

·         Religion, Politics, and Public Discourse

·         Religion & Climate Change

·         Conflict of Religions

·         Gender and Religion

·         Family Planning

·         Women's Health Care

·         Separation of Church and State

·         State Funding of Clerical Schools

·         Religious Tolerance

·         Religion and Racial Segregation

·         History of World Christianity

·         Religion in America

·         African Religions

·         Native American Religions

·         Religious Traditions of Africa and the African Diaspora

·         Asian Religions

·         East Asian Religions (Buddhism, Indigenous Traditions)

·         Indian Religions (Buddhism, Jainism, and Hinduism)

·         Islamic Studies

·         Judaic Studies

·         Secularism

·         Philosophy of Religion

·         Religious Ethics

·         Theology

 

Do you need God to be good? - a multi-disciplinary symposium on religion and ethics 

 

Papers would be welcomed on topics such as:

  • The right to die/euthanasia
  • State legislation on abortion, same-sex marriage, LGBTQI rights issues in conflict with personal or institutional conscience
  • Is "Good Stewardship" a useful approach to climate change when global warming has become critical? How do increasingly frequent and destructive natural disasters affect ministry?
  • Do we belive in "acts of God" in relation to disasters?
  • Does God act in the world? The problem of evil. Theodicy.
  • Pastoral theology
  • Ethical questions in keeping international peace
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