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06: Political trust and the role of religion

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Hauptschule
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The seminar will discuss the role of religion in contemporary society with a special emphasis on trust issues and the political dimension of religions. We will discuss questions like:

– What are religions?
– What does it mean to be “religious”?
– What does it take to understand a religious person?
– What is the influence of religion?
– What is the place of religions in a pluralistic society?
– Why do people trust or distrust religions?
– Is there a decline in the trust in religious institutions?

Speakers

Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tunis Chair
FD Maurice Professor of Moral and Social Theology, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, School of Humanities, King's College London Chair

Dr. Mélika OUELBANI

Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tunis

1974-1978 Lehrerin an diversen Gymnasien, Tunis
1978-1980 Assistentin, Fakultät für Geistes- und Humanwissenschaften, Universität Tunis
1980-1989 Assistenz-Dozentin, Fakultät für Geistes und Humanwissenschaften, Universität Tunis
1989-1993 Dozentin, Fakultät für Humanwissenschaften und Soziologie, Universität Tunis
seit 1993 Professorin, Fakultät für Humanwissenschaften und Soziologie, Universität Tunis
seit 2006 Außerordentliche Professorin, Fakultät für Philosophie und Soziologie, Paris Sorbonne Universität - Paris IV

MMag. DDDr. Clemens SEDMAK

FD Maurice Professor of Moral and Social Theology, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, School of Humanities, King's College London

 Studies in philosophy, Theology, Social Theory and Development Theory at the University of Innsbruck, the ETH Zurich, at Maryknoll, NY and the University of Linz
2001-2005 Chair for Epistemology and Philosophy of Religion, University of Salzburg
 He has been visiting professor at the Jomo Kenyatta University in Nairobi, at the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines, at the University of Notre Dame (Indiana) and at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City
since 2005 FD Maurice Professor for Moral Theology and Social Theology, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, School of Humanities, King's College London

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