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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.

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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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February

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Academic Health Center 2 655

Sundaravadivel Balasubramaniyam (Medical Univ. of South Carolina) will present an introduction to Yogic Breathing, recent advances in the understanding of medical science behind the Yogic Breathing techniques, and how Yogic Breathing is useful as an integrative medicine approach in alleviating multiple disease conditions.

March

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Venue:Sivananda Bahamas ReTreat and PSS

Dr Eben Alexander Dr Raymond Moody Samani Unnata Pragya Samani Ramaniya Pragya Rabbi Dr Arthur Seltzer Dr Nathan Katz Co-Sponsors: Sivananda Yoga

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Venue:DM 358

Abstract Tittle: Neuroscience and Hindu Aesthetics: A Critical Analysis of V.S. Ramachandran's "Science of Art"

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Venue:DM 323

Abstract Tittle: The Ashram of Swami Jyotirmayananda: Examining Authority, Transmission and Identity within the Guru and Disciple Relationship

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Venue:DM 323

Abstract Tittle: Odu in Motion: Afro-Cuban Orisha Hermeneutics and Embodied Scholarship, Life Reflections of a Lukumi Priest.

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Venue:DM 358

Abstract Tittle: Death Rituals in the New Diaspora: Funerals in the Lives of Ghanaians in South Florida.

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Venue:DM 358

Abstract Tittle: Jesus as the Son of Man in Mark

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Venue:DM 323

Abstract Tittle: The Progressive Catholic Church in Brazil, 1964-1972: The Official American View.

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Venue:DM 358

Abstract Tittle: Hegel's Critique of Contingency in Kant's Principle of Teleology.

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Venue:DM 323

Abstract Tittle: Post-college Transition: A Study of Evangelical Spirituality in Emerging Adulthood.

November

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Venue:FIU Graham Center Ballroom

Co-Sponsored by the Bhagwan Mahavir Professorship of Jain Studies, Jain Education and Research Foundation, and the Jain Vishva Bharati Institute. Supporting organizations are: JAINA and the Jain Center of South Florida. For more information: Please email jain@fiu.edu

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Venue:PC 438

Lecture by Qasim Rashid