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Calendar of events of interest in church and state.

The Religious-Secular Divide: The US Case

The New School

New York, New York

5 to 6 March 2009

This conference will explore the tension between religion and secularity in the US, which is long-standing, widespread, and increasingly intense. Speakers include: Noah Feldman, George Kateb, Richard J. Bernstein, and Jose Casanova on religious, political, philosophical origins of the secular. David Martin, Peter van der Veer, William E. Connolly, and Daniel C. Dennett will speak on religious selves and secular selves.

Keynote Address will be given by CHARLES TAYLOR on the polysemy of the secular. John T. Noonan, Jr., Winnifred Sullivan, James A. Morone, and Stephen L. Carter will speak on religion, politics, and the democratic state. David L. Chappell, Susan F. Harding, Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad, and James Davison Hunter will speak on on moral crusades then and now. Sheila Davaney, Mark Lilla, Michael W. McConnell, and Charles Taylor will speak on the future of religion and the future of secularism.

For information, contact:; or telephone 212229-5776 x3121; or visit the website at:

Symposium on Religion and Politics

Henry Institute

Calvin College

April 23-25, 2009

Grand Rapids, Michigan

This symposium brings together individuals who share an interest in the interplay of religion and politics. Attendance is open to anyone interested in this field of discussion. The Symposium provides an opportunity for scholars in the field to present papers related to their current research, to foster personal and professional networks, to facilitate joint research endeavors, and to learn about ongoing research opportunities in this area. Persons interested should contact: Corwin Smidt, The Henry Institute at Calvin College, 1810 E. Beltline, SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546-5951. Telephone: 616/526-6233. E-mail:; or see the website:

International Conference

Change and Stability, State Religion and Politics in the Modern Middle East and

North Africa

29-29 May 2009

Cracow, Poland

Organized by the Department of Middle East and Far East Studies, Faculty of International and Political Studies, at the Jagiellonian University, the objective of this conference is to analyze interactions between institutions of a modern state and traditional structures and values in the Middle East and North Africa. All enquiries should be addressed to Mrs Katarzyna Jarecka-Stepien at: Department of Middle and Far East Studies, Jagiellonian University, ul., Gronostajowa 7, pok. 3.0.17, 30-387 Kracow, Poland. Email:; or Telephone: +48 012 664 54 15; Fax: +48 012 664 54 15.

Mainstreaming and Marginalization of Religious Movements 2009 Annual Conference

University of Utah

10-14 June 2009

Salt Lake City, Utah

Organized by CESNUR, and the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, in association with ISAR, The Office of Mayor-Salt Lake City Corporation, and the Suitter Axland Foundation, this conference focuses on the relationship of old and new religions, society responses to religious diversity and pluralism, and the emergence of issues involving marriage (gay marriage and plural marriages) in religious debate. Papers will focus on a variety of perspectives including sociology, history, anthropology, psychology, law, and religious studies). For information, see the CESNUR website at: www.cesnunorg.
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Date:Sep 22, 2008
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