Religion

Mar 23 - Mar 27, 2014


CALL FOR PAPERS

Submission/Abstract Deadline is January 30, 2014

The Oxford Round Table will hold our 11th Annual Conference on Religion during the dates of March 23 – March 27, 2014 at Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. Harris Manchester College is one of the thirty-eight colleges that form the University of Oxford and was founded in 1786.

You are invited and encouraged to make a presentation and to provide a paper on a relevant aspect of the topic, however, your participation as a member of the Round Table is not contingent thereon. Those not presenting papers will be placed on a discussion panel. Papers presented at the Round Table may be subsequently submitted for publication in the Forum, a journal of the Oxford Round Table. Papers considered for publication in the Forum are evaluated by peer reviewers as to technical and substantive quality and for potential to make a significant contribution to new knowledge in the field. Papers and presentations regarding the following areas are of particular interest to the conference. However, these suggested areas of research and writing are not meant to be limitations and the conference programme is open to all substantive areas of formal and informal research in education.

Members of the Oxford Round Table have access to an array of academic, cultural and social resources, including the Oxford Union Debating Society, colleges and halls of Oxford dating back to 1204, museums, theatres, bookstores, college chapels, river boating, literary pubs, political clubs and may, on recommendation, become official readers of the venerable Bodleian Library of the University, founded by Duke Humphrey in 1440 and refounded by Sir Thomas Bodley in 1602. A free afternoon and evening will be available on Tuesday for independent travel to London (one hour south of Oxford), Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Stonehenge, Salisbury, Cambridge or many of the other cultural sights in England.


Topics of Interest for this session will be:

Religion
•    Global Status of Religion in Government
•    Toleration as a Concept
•    Limits of State Involvement in Religion
•    Faith and Reason in Modern Society
•    Separation and Coercion
•    The Politics of Peace and Conflict
•    Religion in the Economic Marketplace
•    Toleration and Accommodation
•    Traversing the Balance of Church and State

Separation of Church and State
•    Schools, Madrasses and Religion
•    First Amendment Decline
•    Health Care Choices for Women
•    Doctrine of the Two Kingdoms
•    Understanding the Global Scale of Religion and Government
•    Traversing Church and State:  Faith Based Initiatives
•    Re-Examining Separation of Church and State in America
•    Analyzing the Aspects of Faith and Reason in Modern Society
•    Rationalizing Universal Education, Sectarian or Secular
•    The Religious Influence on the Decline of Public Schools
•    Government Funding of Parochial Schools
•    Exploring the Effects of the Rise of Religious Fundamentalism on Public Schools
•    Emerging Concepts of Establishment and Free Exercise of  Religion

Nationalism, Religion and Nuclear Weapons
•    Arab Spring in North Africa
•    Control of Weapons of Mass Destruction
•    Iran and the World Order
•    Israel’s and Palestine’s Futures
•    Religious Fundamentalism & Nuclear Power
•    The Deadly Cocktail: Nationalism, Religion and Nuclear Weapons

Public Schools, Democracy and Religious Fundamentalism
•    Role and Purpose of Public Schools
•    Examining the Concept of Public Common Schools in Society
•    Assessing the Religious Influence on Public Schools
•    Exploring the Effects of the Rise of Religious Fundamentalism on Public Schools
•    Clerical Schools and Student Learning
•    Nature of Charter Schools: Variety, Genus, and Kind
•    Charter Schools, Values and Detriments
•    Compelled Tax Support of Clerical and Private Schools
•    Vouchers and School Reform in U.S., Canada, Europe, et al.
•    The Catholic Church and Public Schools
•    Student Performance of Charter and Voucher School Students
•    Separation of Church and State in the Schools of France
•    Methods of State Funding of Clerical Schools in the United Kingdom
•    Direct Support of Clerical Schools in Europe
•    Arab Spring, Madrassas and Democracy

Religion, Modernity and Human Rights
•    Science, Modernity, and Religion
•    Scientific Method and Religious Thought
•    Religion as a Human Necessity
•    Christians, Muslims and Jews
•    State Oversight of Schools, Madrassas, and Religion
•    Religion and Human Rights
•    Criminal Law and the Catholic Church
•    Global Status of Religion in Government
•    Toleration as a Concept
•    Faith and Reason in Modern Society

Registration Fee and Meals without Lodging:

$1,895 Payment

The payment above includes the following:
Registration Materials
Conference Materials
Access to Abstracts and Papers submitted by participants
Sunday, Monday and Wednesday Drink Reception
Sunday, Monday and Wednesday Three Course Dinner with after dinner coffee and mints in Medieval Dining Hall
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Lunches in Medieval Dining Hall
Meeting Room with all presentation equipment provided
Tea/Coffee/Biscuit breaks during the meeting

Registration Fee, Meals and WITH Lodging in the Oxford Dormitory:

$2,195 Payment

The payment above includes the following:
Registration Materials
Conference Materials
Access to Abstracts and Papers submitted by participants
Sunday, Monday and Wednesday Drink Reception
Sunday, Monday and Wednesday Three Course Dinner with after dinner coffee and mints in Medieval Dining Hall
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Lunches in Medieval Dining Hall
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Breakfast
Lodging in the Dormitories for the nights of Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (checking out on Thursday after breakfast)
Meeting Room with all presentation equipment provided
Tea/Coffee/Biscuit breaks during the meeting

Guest Registration Fee, Meals and Lodging:
$1095 Guest Fee

Guest Registration Fee and Meals without Lodging:
$765 Guest Fee

This Round Table is to be held at Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford. As you may know, the University of Oxford is a confederation of thirty-eight (38) colleges of which Harris Manchester College is one. The colleges, themselves, are not degree granting or programmatic units of the University.  The University is an academic umbrella over all the colleges. The Round Table is, thus, not an academic programme conducted by the umbrella University. Harris Manchester College is the venue, the situs, the location of the Round Table. The colleges, themselves, in their private corporate capacity, traditionally host an array of academic conferences assisted by Conference Oxford.  The Round Table is one such conference. Harris Manchester College was selected as the location for the meeting because of its reputation, its location in the heart of Oxford, and because of its congenial working relationship with the members of the Oxford Round Table Programme Committee and Advisory Board.

Registration for this program is now open. To register, please visit the Registration Page.
For any other questions or concerns, please email coordinator@oxfordroundtable.co.uk.

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