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06: Political trust and the role of religion

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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?

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

Dr. Mélika OUELBANI

Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tunis

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

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

Chair for Epistemology and Philosophy of Religion, University of Salzburg
 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
 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

Seminar Week

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Kategorie: all Plenary Seminar
Genre : all Panel Seminar

20.08.2009

15:00 - 15:30 Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2009 Plenary
15:30 - 17:00 Opening speeches Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 Presentation of the seminars Plenary

20.08.-26.08.2009

Seminar 09: The future of the internet Seminar
Seminar 05: Vertrauen im Recht Seminar
Seminar 08: The United Nations: International trust and global governance Seminar
Seminar 07: Trust in America: Understanding the cultures and society of the United States Seminar
Seminar 04: Confidence-building in the context of security and ethnic conflicts Seminar
Seminar 11: Trust in science Seminar
Seminar 03: Global contracts, economic crisis and rebuilding trust Seminar
Seminar 01: Vertrauensbildung in der Kommunikation – Kontrolle ist gut, Vertrauen ist besser! Seminar
Seminar 13: Trust and confidence in medicine Seminar
Seminar 14: Kunstmarkt und Vertrauen Seminar
Seminar 10: Historical aspects of trust and confidence in societies Seminar
Seminar 06: Political trust and the role of religion Seminar
Seminar 12: Building trust: Development cooperation Seminar
Seminar 02: The biological foundations of trust and social decision-making Seminar

21.08.2009

15:30 - 17:30 Plenary session “1989-2009: From revolution to normality. Challenges of city politics in Central Europe” Plenary

22.08.2009

15:30 - 17:30 Plenary session: “Integrated risk policies for global systems at risk” Plenary

24.08.2009

17:00 - 19:00 Plenary session “Public media in the digital age – Whom do you trust?” Plenary

25.08.2009

15:30 - 17:00 Plenary session “Ethics and science” Plenary