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Religion and Power: Political, Legal and Economic Perspectives

Date :

13 January 2014 (Mon) - 14 January 2014 (Tue)

Time 09:30 - 17:00

Venue

Rayson Huang Theatre, The University of Hong Kong

13 January 2014 | 9:30am - 5:30pm
14 January 2014 | 9:30am - 5pm

Organisers: Centre for Comparative and Public Law, the Faith and Global Engagement initiative, and Bridging Gaps

This interfaith conference will explore the relationship between spiritual ethos and power in a number of world religions - Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. In particular, the conference will address how religious engagement with political, legal and economic issues can  have beneficial and detrimental consequences in contemporary society. 

Keynote Speakers:
Dr Jamal Badawi (St. Mary's University) 
Prof Michael Helfand (Pepperdine University School of Law)
Prof C.F. Lee (The University of Hong Kong) 
Prof Graham Ward (University of Oxford)

Speakers:
Arif Anis, Psychology of the Religious Brain     
Kristiane Backer, Empowerment Through Faith - An Islamic Perspective
Prof Chen Jianlin                 
Shaikh Esam Ishaq, Islamic Finance 
Dr Gareth Jones, Habeas Corpus & Religion 
Dr Iqbal Masood Nadwi, Issues Of Power: An Islamic Perspective           
Prof Kang Phee Seng
Dr Khun Eng Kuah-Pearce, Buddhist Charity and Distributive Justice
Dr Rafiullah Kazmi, Rise of the Islamists and Democratization of the Arab World under the Shadow of the Arab Spring: a Case Study of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt 
Dr David Palmer, Can Religion Contribute to Civil Society in China?        
Kalana Senaratne, Buddhism, Power-Politics and the Minority-Question: Reappraising the Relevance of Religion in Society    
Dr Fazlul Hadi Wazeen, The Rights of non-Muslims Living in Muslim Societies: Historical Facts and Contemporary Considerations from an Islamic Perspective     
Peng Yin

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