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Religious Phenomena within the textbooks at the end of the school cycle - Mediterranean area and comparisons outside
2015-12-02 to 2015-12-04
Université du Maine, Le Mans, France
The first Conference of the Institute for Religious Pluralism and Atheism (IPRA), with the cooperation of the European Institute of Religious Sciences (IESR), will make an inventory of how the history of religious phenomena is taught and will examine the complex processes of elaboration and reception of those discourses. Because of the amplitude of the corpus, only printed textbooks for students before the three years before their A-Level (or high-school diploma) will be taken into account. link

Regulating Religion: Normativity and Change at the Intersection of Law and Religion
2015-12-14 to 2015-12-15
National University of Singapore (Bukit Timah Campus), Singapore, Singapore
This workshop will engage emerging scholarship on the influence of religion on legal systems, both historically and currently, and vice versa. Regulation is our key focus. In simplest terms, we will consider how law regulates religion, and how religion responds to such regulations. The more complex question we ask is how the normativity becomes diversified and drives the regulatory dialectics between law and religion after the institutional development of the latter two. link

The 5th International Conference Buddhism & Australia
2016-02-18 to 2016-02-20
Perth, Western Australia

The IC Buddhism & Australia is pleased to invite abstracts for panel sessions and individual papers for the 5th International Conference Buddhism & Australia.

This conference is a platform for scientists and Buddhists to present their recent and latest researches on Buddhism; to complete each other’s views and consider future directions of Buddhism in changing times.

The main themes this year are:

The organizers are also open to proposals for contributions on Buddhist history, philosophy, texts as well for proposals on any related theme.

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23rd Nordic conference for the Sociology of Religion
2016-08-17 to 2016-08-19
University of Helsinki, Finland

We are pleased to invite you to the 23rd Nordic conference for the Sociology of Religion. The conference will be held on the 17th–19th of August in 2016 at the University of Helsinki, Finland.


The theme of the conference is: Wellbeing, leadership and the lifespan – Current trends in the sociology of religion

The subjective turn has made the individual the centre of attention in debates on current religious and spiritual change. The customisation of religious belief, ritual and thought often centres around individual wellbeing. At the same time, religious organisations are redrafting their management and leadership strategies and have shifted their attention from classic teaching and worship to new forms of individualised and experience-centred formats. Individuals and their lifespan have increasingly become the centre of focus in religion. These changes also tend to raise tensions in religious organisations, and the polarisation between extremes seems to be increasing. The changes are linked to changes in society at large, including demographic changes, generational changes, changes in the role of the media and changes in the role of religious authority. Religion is increasingly a matter of personal choice and is given no automatic authority at any level.

The 23rd Nordic Conference for the Sociology of Religion seeks more understanding, both theoretically and empirically, on the changes in the religious field and their meaning for the individual, for religious and secular organisations, and for society at large. Contributions addressing these developments and changes at different levels and broadening the understanding of the role of religion in society today are warmly welcome. Other current topics within the sociology of religion will also be discussed. We encourage proposals for both sessions and individual papers. link