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Conference Topics and Process for Submitting Proposals

International Understanding Conference 2010

Rochester's faith and community leaders share their beliefs about the interfaith movement and the significance of the 2010 IUC, a forerunner of the Sacred Texts and Human Contexts conference.

Conference Topics and Process for Submitting Proposals

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Conference Topics and Process for Submitting Proposals

 The Conference is open for 40 presenters who are selected based on the order of which the Committee accepts their  abstracts.

Procedures for submitting proposals

We look forward to your proposals for papers and/or panel presentations. These proposals (attachments in word doc format is preferred) should be sent to  with the subject line, "Proposal Submission."  The deadline for all proposals is Nov. 15, 2015. Selected papers will be published. Please Note:

  • All Proposals will be reviewed together soon after its due date of January 15, 2016.  You will be informed of acceptance by January 31, 2016. The proposal should be no more than 550 words. In addition you should send a 225-word resume that presents your expertise in the area of your presentation, as well as your address, telephone number, and email address.
  • No proposals will be accepted after Nov. 15, 2015.
  • Your entire presentation will be due March 31, 2016.
  • Acceptance of your presentation for publication will be sent late September, 2014.

Some proposed Conference Topics:

In addition to our questions on the introductory main page, some of the questions that seem to us to be particularly important are listed below:

•       iples such as ownership and commodity, on the one hand, to our responsibilities to the earth and all that is on it?  Now that social sciences study religion as a phenomenon rather than as a ground for behavior, have scriptural commands become, like economic behavior, subjects for study?

•         Do faith traditions permit people to think and act outside the framework of their individual or social economic contexts?


*  Does the role of alms giving or charity reduce the empowerment of those who receive it?

These are merely suggestions, we look forward to your ideas addressing the question of wealth, poverty and economic justice.






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