The Center for Global Studies at Purdue University Calumet, the Department of History, Political Sciences and Economics and the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures will present a global forum: State and Religions: A Global Comparative Perspective on October 28, 2015.
This presentation compares the role, duties and prerogatives of the state in the management of religious affairs in the context of the global debates related to secularism, global governance and the expression of religious beliefs.
In Europe and the U.S., relationships between state and religion – which seem to obey well-established models – are potentially redefined, due to national and international transformations. Other countries, notably China and India, currently handle the challenge of shaping a “civil religion” complementing their developmental process.
How does this happen? What are the moral and institutional patterns established? What ethical and political lessons can we learn? We will discuss all this and more at our second Global Forum on October 28!
Speaker: Dr. BenoÎt Vermander, professor of Religious Science at Fudan University, China
Chair: Dr. George Hong, professor of history and director of the Center for Global Studies at PUC
Discussant: Dr. Jin Lu, Professor of French and Research Fellow of the Center for Global Studies
Date: October 28, 2015 (Wednesday)
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Alumni Hall
Refreshments will be provided.
Global Forum flyer is attached.
Global Forum Flyer