Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies
Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies


The listing is not intended to be exhaustive and is not conceived as placing constraints on the substance or type of research that may be presented at the Symposium

·         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 believe 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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