2014 Consortium Information
West Michigan Academic Consortium Conference
Does Religion Have A Future?
1001 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids MI 49525
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
This day-long conference will feature William Schweiker, Ph.D. as the keynote speaker. Dr. Schweiker is the Director of the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion at the University of Chicago Divinity School and an expert in the field of theological ethics. His scholarship and teaching engage theological and ethical questions attentive to global dynamics, comparative religious ethics, the history of ethics, and hermeneutical philosophy. A frequent lecturer and visiting professor at universities around the world, he has been deeply involved in collaborative international projects.
His books include Mimetic Reflections: Power, Value and Conviction: Theological Ethics in the Postmodern Age (1998); Religion and the Human Future: An Essay in Theological Humanism (2008, with David E. Klemm); and, most recently, Dust that Breathes: Christian Faith and the New Humanisms (2010). Professor Schweiker has published numerous articles and award-winning essays, as well as edited and contributed to six volumes, including, most recently, Humanity Before God: Contemporary Faces of Jewish, Christian and Islamic Ethics (2006).
9:30am – 10:30am Registration and Coffee
10:30am - 12:30pm Morning Keynote Lecture
Religion, Violence and Practical Atheism
12:30pm - 1:45pm Lunch Optional $10 (register online)
2:00pm-3:00pm Breakout Session I
3:00pm - 3:30pm Refreshment Break
3:30pm - 4:30pm Breakout Session II
4:30pm - 6:30pm Dinner Optional $20 (register online)
6:30pm - 7:00pm Coffee & Mini-Dessert Buffet
7:00pm - 8:30pm Evening Lecture
Which Religion and What Future?
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