February 14-15, 2019
Religion and Justice
Within the last few years, notions of justice (and truth) have been problematized. From the veracity of political speech and “fake news” to claims that “social justice is no justice,” what is just and true has become highly contested in the public square. This is particularly problematic given the central role that justice plays in many religious traditions. In addition to addressing the problematization of justice in contemporary society, this symposium will explore the many facets of justice and its relationship to religion by addressing specific forms and examples of justice. Papers may address issues of truth and deception, poverty and social justice, food and environmental justice, economic justice, or other forms of justice with historical and/or contemporary examples related to diverse religious traditions.
The symposium will take place Thursday–Friday, February 14-15, in Skutt Student Center 105, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The schedule for the symposium will be posted around the beginning of the new year in January.