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Challenges to religious identity in public life – between art and medicine

November 4-5, 2021

John Paul II Centre of Dialogue in Toruń, Main hall,
Pl. bł. Stefana W. Frelichowskiego 1, 87-100 Toruń, Poland

 

We are pleased to invite academics and practitioners to the International Conference

“Challenges to religious identity in public life – between art and medicine”, which is scheduled for November 4-5, 2021 at the John Paul II Centre of Dialogue in Toruń, Poland.

The conference will take place over the course of two days in an environment conducive to both scholarly reflection and discussion.

The respect and protection of religious identity in public life is currently one of the  most pressing global concerns. Many religious groups and individuals around the world  struggle with persecutions and restrictions on religious freedom. This crisis raises many  questions concerning the right balance between freedoms, which entangle with the right to practice one’s religion or beliefs individually and collectively – both privately and publicly.

The COVID-19 pandemic, which is a turning point in history, has brought additional and unprecedented limitations on many fundamental rights, including religious freedom. The aim  of the conference, which will feature many legal, philosophical, theological, medical and art  experts, is to provide a better understanding of current challenges, opportunities and  responsibilities related to the complex nature of religious liberty in public life, perceived from different perspectives. Thus, we invite academics and practitioners to submit their abstracts, addressing issues  such as:

  • Interference of artistic expression with the protection of religious feelings (limits of offensive art, blasphemy laws, legitimacy of censorship)
  • Limitations posed to the free exercise of religion in the field of medicine (protection of public health, existence of conscience clause, reproductive rights, access for hospital patients to spiritual care)
  • Threats to religious freedom in “extreme situations” such as the global pandemic (access to places of worship, religious education, respect for religious burial rites)

Proposals, consisting of an abstract (no more than 300 words) and short biography (no more than 400 words), should be submitted to: conference@laboratoriumwolnosci.pl

The deadline for the registration for the conference, along with the submission of the abstract is June 30, 2021. The information on acceptance or rejection of the proposal will be delivered o the authors till July 15, 2021. Proposals will be accepted based on their scientific quality, relevance for the topic of the conference and the overall coherence of the conference program.

There is no participation fee. However, the participants whose proposal of the paper will be accepted, are expected to cover their own expenses for travel and accommodation.  

The organizers intend to publish a book containing conference presentations and materials. Each participant declaring active participation in the conference will be invited to prepare the text for printing. The texts will be accepted for publication after obtaining a positive review of the reviewers.

The conference will be conducted in English.

 

For further information or inquiries feel free to contact us at: conference@laboratoriumwolnosci.pl

The international scientific conference is organized within the project “Laboratorium Wolności Religijnej”.

Challenges to religious identity in public life – between art and medicine

November 4-5, 2021

John Paul II Centre of Dialogue in Toruń, Main hall,
Pl. bł. Stefana W. Frelichowskiego 1, 87-100 Toruń, Poland

 

We are pleased to invite academics and practitioners to the International Conference

“Challenges to religious identity in public life – between art and medicine”, which is scheduled for November 4-5, 2021 at the John Paul II Centre of Dialogue in Toruń, Poland.

The conference will take place over the course of two days in an environment conducive to both scholarly reflection and discussion.

The respect and protection of religious identity in public life is currently one of the  most pressing global concerns. Many religious groups and individuals around the world  struggle with persecutions and restrictions on religious freedom. This crisis raises many  questions concerning the right balance between freedoms, which entangle with the right to practice one’s religion or beliefs individually and collectively – both privately and publicly.

The COVID-19 pandemic, which is a turning point in history, has brought additional and unprecedented limitations on many fundamental rights, including religious freedom. The aim  of the conference, which will feature many legal, philosophical, theological, medical and art  experts, is to provide a better understanding of current challenges, opportunities and  responsibilities related to the complex nature of religious liberty in public life, perceived from different perspectives. Thus, we invite academics and practitioners to submit their abstracts, addressing issues  such as:

  1. Interference of artistic expression with the protection of religious feelings (limits of offensive art, blasphemy laws, legitimacy of censorship)
  2. Limitations posed to the free exercise of religion in the field of medicine (protection of public health, existence of conscience clause, reproductive rights, access for hospital patients to spiritual care)
  3. Threats to religious freedom in “extreme situations” such as the global pandemic (access to places of worship, religious education, respect for religious burial rites)

 

Proposals, consisting of an abstract (no more than 300 words) and short biography (no more than 400 words), should be submitted to: conference@laboratoriumwolnosci.pl

The deadline for the registration for the conference, along with the submission of the abstract is June 30, 2021. The information on acceptance or rejection of the proposal will be delivered o the authors till July 15, 2021. Proposals will be accepted based on their scientific quality, relevance for the topic of the conference and the overall coherence of the conference program.

There is no participation fee. However, the participants whose proposal of the paper will be accepted, are expected to cover their own expenses for travel and accommodation.

The organizers intend to publish a book containing conference presentations and materials. Each participant declaring active participation in the conference will be invited to prepare the text for printing. The texts will be accepted for publication after obtaining a positive review of the reviewers.

 

The conference will be conducted in English.

 

For further information or inquiries feel free to contact us at: conference@laboratoriumwolnosci.pl

The international scientific conference is organized within the project “Laboratorium Wolności Religijnej”.

 


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