Kent State University invites a scholarly dialogue on a most timely topic--religion and democracy--in a major symposium to be held on the campus in Kent, Ohio, April 29-30, 2002.
The tragic events of September 11 have added urgency to the need for global understanding of the roots of religious conflict. Kent State's annual symposium draws on the lessons of the historical events on this campus May 4, 1970, and seeks in a spirit of inquiry and reflection to explore the meanings of democracy in an increasingly diverse society.
The symposium title DEMOCRACY AND RELIGION: FREE EXERCISE AND DIVERSE VISIONS. We invite proposals on the following topics:
A Dilemma for Democracy: The Free Exercise of Religion and the Rise of Fundamentalism
Holy and Unholy War: Religion, Violence and Non-Violence
The Constitutional Debate Regarding the Establishment and Free Exercise Clause
Religion in the Public Square: Challenges to the Free Exercise of Diverse Religious Practices in a Democratic Society
Three papers will be selected in each of the areas, and each presenter will receive a $1,500 stipend. Deadline for proposals is MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2001.
D. W., Odell-Scott
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
Kent State University
PO Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001
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