Hereby the program.
PROGRAM OF THE CONFERENCE ON
THE REFORMATION AND ITS ACTUAL POLITICAL CONSEQUENCES
RIGA , OCTOBER 30 2017
Organized by the European Academy on Religion and Society, in close cooperation with - and under the high patronage of the Council of Europe
National Library of Latvia, Riga
Opening by the Deputy Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, Mrs. Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni: The European Legacy of the Reformation.
Short introduction by Prof. Matthias Smalbrugge, president of EARS: Europe, the Debate on Faith and Politics.
First Round Table: Europe and the Religious Diversity in the light of the Reformation
- Short introduction by Prof. Rolf Schieder, Berlin: Diversity and the Future of Europe.
- Short Introduction by Mrs Lilia Bensédrine, Tunis: Interreligious and Interconvictionnal Dialogue.
- Short introduction by Prof. Wim Janse, Amsterdam: Between Diversity and Division, the Heritage of the Reformation.
- Discussion on these different aspects.
Second Round Table: The Reformation seen through the eyes of other religions and denominations.
- Short introduction by Prof. Dimitrios Moschos, Athens: The view of Orthodoxy on the Reformation.
- Short introduction by Dr. Samim Agkönül, Strasbourg: The view of Islam on the Reformation.
- Short introduction by Prof. Maurice Ruben Hayoun (Geneva): Judaïsm and its Relation to the Reformation and the Modern European Culture.
- Short introduction by Dr. Raffaella Perin, Milan: Inner-Christian Diversity in Italy. A Roman-catholic View on the Reformation.
- Discussion on the different aspects.
Third Round Table: Reformation and the nation-state. Modern views on Religion and Political Unity.
- Short Introduction by Prof. Kjetil Fretheim, Oslo: Secular and Religious Discourses about Europe in the light of the Reformation.
- Short Introduction by Prof. Christophe Monnot, Lausanne: Religious identities and the formation of national values.
- Short introduction by Dr. David Gudmundsson, Lund: Confession and Nation-building in the Scandinavian Countries
- Short by Prof. Valdis Tēraudkalns, Riga: Reformation and the Baltic States
- Discussion on the different aspects.
Fourth Round Table: Economics, Politics and Religion in Modern Europe. Influences of the Reformation
- Short introduction by Prof. Chris Doude van Troostwijk, Luxembourg: Protestant ethics and the modern financials.
- Discussion with several participants on the different aspects.
- Conclusive remarks by Prof. Laima Geikina, Riga.
- White paper and conclusive remarks.
Visit of the Exposition in the National Library
Participants, alphabetically listed.
- Dr. Samim Agkönül, Institute of International Relations, University of Strasbourg. Specialization: Religious Minorities, Muslim Minorities.
- Mrs. Lilia Bensédrine, Laywer and expert in intercultural questions, member of several NGO’s on behalf of the COE. Specialization: Intercultural Dialogue.
- Prof. Chris Doude van Troostwijk, Luxembourg School of Religion and Society. Specialization: Religion and Economics.
- Prof Kjetil Fretheim, MF Norwegian School of Theology. Specialization: Religion and Society.
- Prof Laima Geikina, Faculty of Theology, University of Latvia. Specialization: Religious Education.
- Dr. David Gudmundsson, Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, University of Lund. Specialization: Confessional and National Identities in the Post-Reformation Era.
- Prof. Maurice-Ruben Hayoun, University professor, University of Geneva. Specialization: Jewish Philosophy, Medieval and Modern.
- Prof. Wim Janse, professor at the Faculty of Theology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Specialization: Reformation.
- Prof. Christophe Monnot, Faculty of Protestant Theology Strasbourg. Specialization: Sociology of Religion.
- Professor Dimitrios Moschos, professor at the Faculty of Theology, University of Athens. Specialization: Orthodox Theology and Philosophy.
- Dr Raffaella Perin, Department of Religious Studies, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milan/Brecia. Specialization: History of Contemporary Christianity.
- Prof. Rolf Schieder, professor at the Faculty of Theology, Humboldt Universität Berlin. Specialization: Religion and Politics.
- Prof. Matthias Smalbrugge, Faculty of Theology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Specialization: Christianity and European Culture.
- Prof. Valdis Tēraudkalns, Faculty of Theology, Univeristy of Latvia. Specuialization: History of Religions.