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12: Globalisation – Justice – Religion

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The phenomena of globalisation raise many questions and demands which are increasingly urgent. How can we manage to live in a complex and pluralistic environment in which various world-views, cultures and religions coexist and compete? How can we respond to the undeniable reality of world poverty, injustice, inequality, oppression, and the violation of human rights? What conceptual tools are available to us to help with these tasks? In the philosophical part of this seminar we will explore the usefulness and limitations of certain ideas which might be relied upon in answering these questions. Distinctively religious ideas such as Ecclesia and Umma will also be considered. In the sociological part we will examine a selection of case studies to learn more about how ambitions for the common good incarnate to charitable action (i), how religious communities actually transcend national borders (ii) and how modern states and societies manage religious diversity (iii).

1.Cosmopolitan justice
2.Solidarity rooted in a common human nature
3.Global civil society
4.Community of states
5.Global public goods
6.Common good

Speakers

Assistant Professor of Sociology of Religion, Center for Religious Studies, Ruhr-Universität Bochum Chair
Lecturer and Assistant Director, Heythrop College, University of London Chair

Dr. Alexander-Kenneth NAGEL

Assistant Professor of Sociology of Religion, Center for Religious Studies, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

2000-2004 Studium der vergleichenden Religionswissenschaft (Diplom-Religionswissenschaftler), Universität Bremen
2000-2005 Studium der Soziologie (Diplom-Soziologe), Universität Bremen
2005-2008 Promotion in politischer Soziologie (Dr. rer. pol), Universität Bremen
2005-2009 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Institut für Empirische und Angewandte Soziologie (EMPAS), Universität Bremen
seit 2009 Juniorprofessor für "Sozialwissenschaftliche Religionsforschung", Centrum für Religionswissenschaftliche Studien (CERES), Ruhr-Universität Bochum
seit 2010 zudem: Leiter der Nachwuchsforschergruppe "Religion vernetzt. Zivilgesellschaftliche und wirtschaftliche Potentiale religiöser Vergemeinschaftung"

Dr. Patrick RIORDAN SJ

Lecturer and Assistant Director, Heythrop College, University of London

1972 B.A., Economics and Geography, University College Dublin
1975 Higher Diploma in Education, St Patrick s College, Maynooth, NUI
1979 B.D., the Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Dublin
1981 M.A., Hochschule für Philosophie, Munich. Thesis: Das Entstehen des Geistes. Karl Rahner s Theorie der Selbstüberbietung
1985 D. Phil., University of Innsbruck. Doctoral Thesis: The Senses of Justice: A Critical Reconstruction of Justice-Talk in Practical Discourse
1985-2000 Teaching Political Philosophy and related subjects at the Milltown Institute, and at the National College of Ireland (formerly National College of Industrial Relations)
1989 Visiting Professor at the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines (as well as 1992 and 1995)
1990-1997 Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Dublin
1996-2000 President of the Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Dublin
2000-2001 Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the Ateneo de Naga University, Philippines, and at the Holy Rosary Seminary, Naga City
2001-2002 Visiting Fellow at the Jesuit Institute, Boston College
since 2002 Teaching Political Philosophy, Heythrop College, University of London. Member of The Heythrop Institute: Religion and Society (now incorporating the former Heythrop Institute for Religion, Ethics and Public Life)
2010 Visiting Professor, Department of Philosophy, Loyola University, Chicago

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