5th International Conference on Sacred Texts and Human Contexts: Religions and the (De)Legitimization of Violence

28 Jul 2018


In today's world, it seems that religious violence has become unfortunately common. But is religion actually the major cause of violence? What is the relationship between religion and other factors such as political, ethnic, racial, economic, or other social disparities and injustices?

This international symposium will elaborate on how religions have viewed and interpreted their sacred texts throughout their histories with reference to (de)legitimization of violence. The symposium is multidisciplinary and we encourage submissions from social scientists, historians, as well as scholars in theology and religious studies. We are particularly focused on the subject of religion, violence and peacemaking in its historical and contemporary contexts. As always in our conferences, we encourage presentations that are both scholarly and broadly accessible to general audiences.

Event Date: 
Sunday, July 29, 2018 (All day) to Tuesday, July 31, 2018 (All day)
Sponsored By: 
Nazareth College, Hickey Center for interfaith Studies and Dialogue
Otto A. Shults Community Center, Nazareth College, Rochester, New York, 4245 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14618