Religion and Public Life Conference 2013
Professor Frederick Bird, Research Professor, Balsillie School of International Affairs (Emeritus, Concordia University).
Prof. Bird has written and taught on the roles of religion in relation to development, violence, ethics and global business practice. His keynote address will include themes such as religious responses to global poverty.
Religion and International Development
Academic literature of late has only started to address the fascinating interface of religion and international development. How do religions work (or not work) to assist in the development of communities in the global south? In seeking to foster human security and progress, how have stakeholders in Latin America, Africa and Asia employed or sidestepped considerations of religion and culture? To what extent should non-governmental organizations take account of the religious and cultural norms of the communities which they assist? Do the world’s religions have any resources with which to address problems of inequity, poverty, corruption and global market forces? These are some of the questions that we seek to address at our conference.
February 27 (7:00 pm) and March 1 (9:00 am-3:30 pm), WLU Senate and Board Chamber
With thanks for support from the Office of the Dean of Arts and Office of the VP: Academic.
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