Religion and Public Life in the Global Epoch
26-28 October 2001
University of Michigan-Dearborn
Dearborn, Michigan, USA
Cosponsored by the Muslims in the American Public Square Project (MAPS)
How are Muslims negotiating globalism and public life in the new millennium?
What challenges and opportunities face Muslims in Western societies?
What has religion, and Islam in particular, to offer in meeting future challenges?
Abstracts are now being accepted for paper presentations and panel proposals with emphasis on the following subthemes:
Civil Society, the State, and Institution Building
Political Movements and Society
Women and Public Space
Educational Reform: Balancing Values and Skills
Media and Creative Arts: Climbing out from Hedonistic and One-Dimensional Presentations.
Islam in the American Public Sphere
Changing Relationships Between State and Non-State Actors
Islamic Philosophy and Intellectual Traditions
Human Rights and Cross-Cultural Variations
Religious Pluralism and Interfaith Dialogue
Economic Liberalization: A Promise of Growth Or A Hegemonic Disguise
Secularism, De-secularism, and Religious Consciousness
Abstracts should be submitted to AMSS Program Committee no later than May 15, 2001. Final papers are due by August 15, 2001. You may email, fax, or mail your abstract.
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