World Congress of Faiths: Annual Conference 2017

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Thank you for registering for the WCF Conference 2017. We very much look forward to welcoming you and we will be in touch nearer to the time of the conference. In the meantime please contact us with any questions (E: jenny@worldfaiths.org T: 01223 781781). Best wishes Jenny Kartupelis and Jane Thompson World Congress of Faiths

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Room 304a, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths, University of London

8 Lewisham Way

London

SE14 6NW

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Thank you for registering for the WCF Conference 2017. We very much look forward to welcoming you and we will be in touch nearer to the time of the conference. In the meantime please contact us with any questions (E: jenny@worldfaiths.org T: 01223 781781). Best wishes Jenny Kartupelis and Jane Thompson World Congress of Faiths
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FAMILIARITY AND ALIENATION: interfaith encounter under a different spotlight

Thursday 7 September 2017, 9.30am to 4.30pm

Goldsmiths University of London, UK

A cross-disciplinary conference exploring the difficult questions and seeking fresh answers

It is no longer unusual for different faiths to find common purpose, and to enjoy dialogue. But what are the difficult questions in such encounters in the light of the human tendency to create insider and outsider groups? What is the relevance for current life and integration policy? This cross-disciplinary day conference promises new perspectives for interfaith relations.

Programme:

9.30am Registration and refreshments
9.50am Welcome from Chair, Dr Alan Race, World Congress of Faiths

Morning theme: Facets of alienation
10.00am Diversity, conflict and the evolution of human nature
Dr Keon West, Lecturer in Psychology, Goldsmiths University of London

11.00am Group conversations with refreshments

11.30am Developing ‘The Riddle of the One and the Many’ in practice
Jenny Kartupelis, World Congress of Faiths and Faith in Society

12.00am Group conversations

12.30pm Religion: helping us cope, or making it worse?
Canon Dr Sarah Snyder
Director of Reconciliation for the Archbishop of Canterbury

1.15pm LUNCH

Afternoon theme: Interfaith practice meeting the challenges
2.15pm Spirituality across faiths: the cognitive evolution of religions
Dr Peter Kevern, Associate Professor in Values in Care, Staffordshire University

2.45pm The concept of ‘othering’ between faiths
Dr Chetna Kang, RCPsych, Consultant Psychiatrist, broadcaster and Vaisnava Priest

3.20pm Interfaith practice and intra-faith divisions
Dilwar Hussain, New Horizons in British Islam; Coventry University

3.50pm Group conversations with refreshments

4.30pm Close

Conference fee including buffet lunch

  • Full cost: £60.00

  • Concessionary cost for members of WCF and full time students: £40.00

  • A limited number of free student places are available on request (you will need to contact us via jenny@worldfaiths.org or Telephone 01223 781781 to apply)

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Room 304a, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths, University of London

8 Lewisham Way

London

SE14 6NW

United Kingdom

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