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03: Religion and Power

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The claim to political power posed by religion will be analysed with regard to its historical development and in light of the contemporary situation. The aim here is to deconstruct the widespread conception that religion is deployed in claims to power only within the context of Islamism. To what extent is the Christian religion likewise deployed by political actors and politicised? The Enlightenment was the point at which people began to break with religion as an arbiter of power. Are we now at a turning point at which a new Enlightenment is required so as not to fall back into forms of rule we once believed had become obsolete?

Speakers

Professor of Islamic Philosophy, State Islamic University of Yogyakarta Chair
Lecturer, Theology Faculty, Satya Wacana Christian University Chair

Dr. Fatimah HUSEIN

Professor of Islamic Philosophy, State Islamic University of Yogyakarta

1984-1990 B.A, IAIN - State Institute of Islamic Studies, Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta
since 1993 Lecturer, Faculty of Philosophy and Theology, UIN Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta
1995-1997 Master, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University, Montreal
1999-2003 PhD, MIALS - Melbourne Institute of Languages and Societies, The University of Melbourne
2004-2007 Department of Economics, International Program, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Yogyakarta
since 2005 CRCS - Center for Religious and Cross-cultural Studies, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta
2010-2012 Head of Academic Division, Center for Religious and Cross-cultural Studies, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta
since 2012 Program Director, Globethics.net Indonesia
2012-2013 Deputy Director, School of Graduate Studies, State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta
2015-2019 Director, Center for Research and Community Engagement, State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta

MA. Izak LATTU

Lecturer, Theology Faculty, Satya Wacana Christian University

since 2004 Lecturer, Satya Wacana Christian University, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia
2014-2015 Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
2013-2014 Researcher Of Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School, Boston, MA

Seminar Week

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17.08.2016

17:00 - 17:30Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2016Plenary
17:30 - 18:00Opening SpeechesPlenary
18:00 - 18:30A Midsummer Night's Dream - a TeaserCulture
19:00 - 20:30Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary
20:30 - 22:00Bread and WineSocial

18.08.-23.08.2016

Seminar 01: Beyond MapsSeminar
Seminar 02: Common Challenges to the European and African Union - Climate, Demography, MigrationSeminar
Seminar 03: Religion and PowerSeminar
Seminar 04: World Water Resources and Human Well-Being at Risk - Trends, Data and GovernanceSeminar
Seminar 05: Scientific Excellence and Social Responsibility - How do they go together?Seminar
Seminar 06: The European Union and Its Eastern NeighboursSeminar
Seminar 07: (Economic-)Policy for Progress - The Return of the "Magic Polygon"Seminar
Seminar 08: Biological or Synthetic Evolution?Seminar
Teach For Austria Summer School: Changemaker Lab - Sapere aude!Seminar
Seminar 09: Rule of Law in China and EuropeSeminar
Seminar 10: Utility of Force in the 21st CenturySeminar
Seminar 11: The European Ethos and the SacredSeminar
Seminar 12: Towards a Sustainable Global Carbon LoopSeminar
Seminar 13: Gender Issues in Complex SocietiesSeminar
Seminar 14: Art as Enlightenment in Post-Enlightenment Times?Seminar
Seminar 15: Smart Factory: Social Effects - Prospects for Employment - Impacts on Work and OrganisationSeminar
Seminar 16: Understanding Big DataSeminar
Theatre Workshop with Students of the Royal Academy for Dramatic Art (RADA), LondonSeminar

24.08.2016

09:00 - 15:00Alpbach Open SpaceBreakout