Things That Make for Peace Conference


Event Details


UTC Conference | 3 Days | 7, 8 & 9 March 2018
Things that make for Peace?
Sacred Texts and Religious Traditions in a Transforming World.
A United Theological College Event – utc.edu.au

Date: Wednesday, 7 March – Friday, 9 March 2018
Times: Start: 9 a.m. / Finish: 5 p.m. (each day)
Venue: United Theological College
16 Masons Drive, North Parramatta
Cost: See registration & ticket information, below.
Registration in advance using the online registration function is essential.
Keynote Speakers: Prof Zeki Saritoprak (John Carroll University), and
Prof Daniel Smith-Christopher (Loyola Marymount University)
Conference Topic:

Associating faith traditions with violence by perpetrators and their critics is one of the key issues confronting the world today.

Almost weekly, an event takes place around the world that sends social media into frenzy, with the result being further differentiation between religious traditions, and estrangement of religious adherents who are placed under increasing scrutiny and suspicion.

This conference seeks to engage this pressing social issue.

By engaging with the sacred texts and traditions of the great religions of the world, it is hoped that strategies may emerge that demonstrate that religion is not the problem, but indeed has much to contribute to the solution of the current state of affairs.

The conference will feature two key speakers:

  • Professor Zeki Saritoprak (John Carroll University) and
  • Professor Daniel Smith-Christopher (Loyola Marymount University).

Both are highly credentialed in regards to inter-faith dialogue and commitments to peace.

The conference will also feature panel sessions, workshops, and papers from other contributors.

Note to CSU Students Studying THL535 – Seminar in Biblical and Theological Interpretation

This conference constitutes the entirety of the face-to-face teaching for subject THL535 – Seminar in Biblical and Theological Interpretation.

You are required to attend all three days of the conference from 9am to 5pm in order to successfully meet the requirements for completing this subject.

 

Online Registrations:

Please register and pay in advance, via the online ‘Tickets’ payment and registration form that appears below.
Please Note: Registrations Close – Wednesday, 21 February at 11:30 p.m.

 

Payment Processing Instructions:

To pay by credit card:

  1. select the quantity of tickets you wish to purchase.  Then,
  2. click on the green ‘Order Now’ button.  Then,
  3. complete the Online Registration Form that appears next.  Then,
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  1. select the quantity of registration tickets you wish to purchase.  Then,
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To complete your registration using the ‘Send Invoice’ option:

  1. select the quantity of registration tickets you wish to purchase. Then,
  2. click on the green ‘Order Now’ button. Then,
  3. complete the Online Registration Form that appears next. Then,
  4. click on the blue word ‘Show’ that appears under the ‘Other Payment Options’ text at the bottom of the registration form. Then,
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Please, no cash upon arrival at the seminar.

Travelling to United Theological College:

UTC is accessible by public transport.
Please click on this link for more information about travelling to the college via public transport.
A free visitor car park is also available on-site, as well as in the overflow car park in the paddock diagonally opposite the centre’s driveway entrance.

More Information:

UTC Administration (Renee/Jenny) | utc@nswact.uca.org.au | 02 8838 8914
Anthony Rees | arees@csu.edu.au

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