February 18-19, 2016
Symposium on Religion and Politics
This symposium will bring together scholars from Creighton and around the country to address the many ways in which religion and politics intersect. The papers will address theoretical and historical issues, as well as a wide range of contemporary issues such as the environment and climate change; the role of religion in political reform; the religious "nones" and secularization; Gay marriage; income inequality, poverty, and the "safety-net"; changing religious demographics; political Islamism; religious freedom and persecution; and other issues.
The symposium will be held February 19-20 in Harper Center 3029, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
April 7-8, 2016
Augustine in Christian Thought, Life, and Practice
Scholars from around the world will gather to present their scholarship on Augustine in memory of Fr. William Harmless, S.J. The papers of the symposium will be published in the Journal of Religion & Society’s supplement series as a memorial to honor the life and work of Fr. Harmless.
The symposium will take place from 8:30 – 5:00 on Thursday and Friday, April 7-8, in the Harper Center 3029. The symposium is open to the public.