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Nazareth To Host Sacred Religious Texts and Human Contexts Conference on June 23-25

  • Published: May 15, 2013

Highlights

  • Nazareth College is proud to host Sacred Texts and Human Contexts: A Symposium on the Role of the Sacred Texts in Uniting and Dividing People.
  • Sunday, June 23 to Tuesday, June 25.
  • The conference is open for 70 more participants, academic leaders, and others who are interested.

For More Information

Contact: Dr. Muhammad Shafiq, Chair in Interfaith Studies at mshafiq5@naz.edu or (585) 389-2963.

Nazareth To Host Sacred Religious Texts and Human Contexts Conference on June 23-25

Nazareth College is proud to host Sacred Texts and Human Contexts: A Symposium on the Role of the Sacred Texts in Uniting and Dividing People from Sunday, June 23 to Tuesday, June 25. The conference is open for 70 more participants, academic leaders, and others who are interested. Fees for registrations before May 31, 2013 will be $250, with registrations between June 1 and June 14 costing $275. A limited number of scholarships to offset registration cost are available primarily for graduate students, but others are welcome to apply. To apply for a scholarship, click here. To register for the event click here. When registering for the event please register as participants. Nazareth College is located at 4245 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14618. For more information on the Conference, contact Dr. Muhammad Shafiq, Chair in Interfaith Studies at mshafiq5@naz.edu or (585) 389-2963.

The conference is administered by the Brian and Jean Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue in co-ordination with the Center for Interfaith Affairs, and Peace Islands Institute. The Peace Islands Institute works to develop original and alternative perspectives to the world’s most pressing issues by inviting speakers of various viewpoints for discussion.

The conference will bring together social scientists and religious studies experts from schools across the country, such as Boston University and University of Notre Dame, to discuss the role of sacred texts in uniting and dividing people. Scholars will work together to explore the question: “At a time of division and hostility, do Jews, Christians, and Muslims interpret their religious traditions-in particular- sacred texts- in ways that intensify or reduce hostility and division?” For the full conference schedule, click here.

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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