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The First Symposium

Symposium Theme: Religions, Human Rights and Global Ethics

Date: August 18-20, 2014

Topics:

- Human Rights and Religious.
- Women and Religion.
- Minorities' Rights in, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Communities.
- Protecting the Environment in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
- Common Ethics among Religions.
- Role of Education in Human Rights Awareness.
- Building the Curriculum for Religious Courses.

Info:

To obtain further info, please contact us at: Professor Erik Larson, Dept. of Religious Studies at FIU, FL. email.

For Registration:

To attend the Symposium, please contact the following Email: Dr. Larson email.

Fees:

Registration Fees: $500 (due a month prior to the program & is non-refundable)

Program Fee: $1200 (due a month prior to the program & is refundable up to two days before the program)

Total Fee: $1700 (for more information on payment, please contact: Ms.Lolowah at +966536525944)

FIU Faculty and Students: Gratis

Presentations:

To present a paper in the Symposium, please submit an abstract of (250 words) on any of the above topics. It must be dated one month prior to the Symposium.

Translation:

FIU will provide (English-Arabic) translation service

For further information please contact: Professor Erik Larson, Dept. of Religious Studies at FIU, FL. at Email

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January

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Venue:St. John's on the Lake United Methodist Church

Lecture by Dr. James Finley.

February

Embodied Spirituality in Three Dance Traditions

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

Hosted by Professor Andrea Seidel, featuring dance from African, Native American and Indian spiritual traditions. Co-sponsored by AADS and ASP.

April

Second Annual Mahavir Jayanthi Lecture

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Ballroom

Professor John C. Cort - "Jain Art: Icons and Iconoclasts in Jainims." Co-sponsored by the Jain Educational and Research Foundation and Bhagwan Mahavir Professorship.

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Venue:GC 140

Death Penalty Symposium.

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Venue:GC 140

Conversation with Bill Quigley and Sister Helen Prejean.

September

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Venue:DM 323

Open to all Religious Studies students.

October

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Venue:GC 150

Adolfo Roitman, the curator of the Shrine of the Book in the Israel Museum, in Jerusalem, will be a guest lecturer in Dr. Larson's Jesus and the Early Christians/Bible II class. Open to all.

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Venue:SIPA 125

With Archbishop Wenski

November

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Venue:SIPA 125

With Ron Hendel

Jain Meditation

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Venue:GC 243

With Samani Unnata Pragya

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Venue:SIPA 103

With Dr. Parfitt

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Venue:SIPA 125

Inaugural Mahavir Nirvan Lecture, with Dipak C. Jain. RSVP is required.

The Spiritual Meaning of Chanukkah, Christmas, and Diwali Lights

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Venue:GC 140

With Rabbi Levi Friedman, Rev. Mary Tumpkin, and Daniella Vaclavik.