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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

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

Dr. Alexander-Kenneth NAGEL

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

Studium der vergleichenden Religionswissenschaft (Diplom-Religionswissenschaftler), Universität Bremen Studium der Soziologie (Diplom-Soziologe), Universität Bremen Promotion in politischer Soziologie (Dr. rer. pol), Universität Bremen Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Institut für Empirische und Angewandte Soziologie (EMPAS), Universität Bremen Juniorprofessor für "Sozialwissenschaftliche Religionsforschung", Centrum für Religionswissenschaftliche Studien (CERES), Ruhr-Universität Bochum
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Dr. Patrick RIORDAN SJ

Lecturer and Assistant Director, Heythrop College, University of London

B.A., Economics and Geography, University College Dublin Higher Diploma in Education, St Patrick s College, Maynooth, NUI B.D., the Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Dublin M.A., Hochschule für Philosophie, Munich. Thesis: Das Entstehen des Geistes. Karl Rahner s Theorie der Selbstüberbietung D. Phil., University of Innsbruck. Doctoral Thesis: The Senses of Justice: A Critical Reconstruction of Justice-Talk in Practical Discourse Teaching Political Philosophy and related subjects at the Milltown Institute, and at the National College of Ireland (formerly National College of Industrial Relations) Visiting Professor at the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines (as well as 1992 and 1995) Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Dublin President of the Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Dublin Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the Ateneo de Naga University, Philippines, and at the Holy Rosary Seminary, Naga City Visiting Fellow at the Jesuit Institute, Boston College 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)
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