Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the quota for presentations is filled.
The final paper of 5,000 words is due by 31 March 2014 and will be made available to participants at the conference. Selected papers will be further peer-reviewed for publication.
The conference is open to
exploring the history, theory, practice and challenges of interfaith encounters and the opportunities for dialogue that exist between Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Australians and other First Nations Peoples, and scholars of other religious
discussions on models, proponents or exemplars of dialogue from within a particular tradition or within a specific context or period (e.g. Fetullah Gulen, Thich Nhat Hanh, Vivekananda, Martin Buber, Raimon Panikkar, D.T. Suzuki, Mateo Ricci, Jalaluddin Rumi, John Paul II, Mother Teresa or Gandhi).
inter-religious explorations on such themes as the understanding of the human person, ethical values, justice, peace, sin, salvation, education, formation, the role of women and youth, the place of prayer, spirituality, poverty, and consumerism.
examining concerns such as the possibility of multiple religious belonging; the challenge of secularism, relativism or fundamentalism; the practice of cross-textual or inter-textual hermeneutics; methodologies of comparative theology or religious studies; and discussion about the means and ends of