In the twenty-first century, religion has made a surprising and powerful return, and has had major impact on public affairs, domestic and international alike. Scholars are still scrambling to understand the phenomenon’s significance, and those concerned for the preservation of constitutional norms and civility have been searching for new forms of interreligious dialogue. Do we live in a post-secular age? Has the Weberian concept of modernity proved inadequate? Does postmodernity open new opportunities for religious dialogue? Scholars at five Israeli, European & American universities will be exploring these questions with a view to launching a long-term international collaboration that may result in the establishment of a new institute. The workshop will take place on April 24-25, 2017 at Duke University, a founding member of the group, with hospitality extended by the Religions and Public Life Initiative at the Kenan Institute for Ethics.
Please see the conference website for the full program and additional information.
Attendees are also welcome to attend the NCJSS seminar, pre-conference, on Sunday, April 23, 3:00-5:00pm at the John Hope Franklin Center. See NC Jewish Studies Seminar website for details.
Monday, April 24 – Tuesday, April 25
Ahmadieh Family Conference Room (West Duke 101)
The Kenan Institute for Ethics