18-19 June 2012
'Reducing Religious Conflict'
The Science and Religious Conflict Project team in the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University is pleased to announce a two-day international and interdisciplinary conference on the theme of reducing religious conflict. Conflicts between different religious groups and between religious groups, governments and broader society are endemic to modern life and have been a feature of human existence for thousands of years. What can be done to reduce the rate of occurrence and the severity of such conflicts? In this conference leading international experts from different disciplines take up the theme of reducing religious conflict. The conference is funded by Arts and Humanities Council Standard Grant AH/F019513/1.
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21-22 January 2012
'Moral Evil in Practical Ethics'
An interdisciplinary international two-day conference organised by the Science and Religious Conflict Project Team, under the auspices of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, and kindly sponsored by The Mind Association, the Society for Applied Philosophy and the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics. The conference examined and promoted discussion of the role of evil as a moral concept in practical ethics and explored its positive and negative implications to moral thought and practice.
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'Does Religion Lead to Tolerance or Intolerance? Perspectives from Across the Disciplines'
An interdisciplinary and international three-day conference organised by the Science and Religious Conflict Project team. The conference aimed to discuss empirically informed approaches to an understanding of the ways in which religion increases or decreases tolerance.
See conference page for full details and audio, video and powerpoint resources.