Feb 3 2017

The titel of Event 2

February 03, 2017
10:00 Faculty of Theology, Vrije Universiteit - Faculty of Theology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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

 

 09.00h-09.20/30h:

Opening by the Deputy Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, Mrs. Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni: The European Legacy of the Reformation.

 09.30h-09.40h:

                Short introduction by Prof. Matthias Smalbrugge, president of EARS: Europe, the Debate on Faith and Politics.

 09.40h-11.00h

                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.

 11.00h-11.15h

Coffee break.

 11.15h-12.45h

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.

 12.45h-13.30h

Lunch.

 13.30h-15.00h

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.

 15.00h-15.15h

Tea break

 15.15h-16.15h

                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.

 16.15-16.45

  • Conclusive remarks by Prof. Laima Geikina, Riga.
  • White paper and conclusive remarks.

 16.50-17.00

  • Closure.
  • Drinks.

 18.00.

 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.