Theology and Philosophy

Schedule

Wednesday, 13th July

3:00 - 5:00 pm

Registration

4:00 - 5:15 pm

Refresher on Girard’s Mimetic Theory
Speakers: Prof. Sandor Goodhart (Purdue University)
and Prof. Scott Cowdell (Charles Sturt University)

5:30 - 7:30 pm

1st Plenary Session
Welcome to the University.
Welcome to Country.
“Raymond Schwager Memorial Lecture”
Topic: The Myth of Religious Violence
Speaker: Prof. William T. Cavanaugh

7:30 - 9:00 pm

Welcome Reception and Dinner (on campus)

Thursday, 14th July

8:00 - 8:30 am

Catholic Mass available

8:30 – 9:00 am

Coffee/tea on arrival

9:00 - 10:30 am

2nd Plenary Session
Topic: Religion and Violence in Girard’s Mimetic Theory
Speakers: Prof. Jean-Pierre Dupuy,
Dr. Sarah Bachelard and Dr. Chris Fleming

10:30 - 11:00 am

Morning Tea

11:00 - 12:00 pm

Q&A

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 - 3:00 pm

1st Concurrent Session

3:00 - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Tea

3:30 - 5:00 pm

2nd Concurrent Session

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Dinner provided on campus

7:30 - 9:00 pm

3rd Plenary Session
Topic: Islam and Violence: Debunking Myths
Speaker: Prof. Asma Afsaruddin

Friday, 15th July

8:00 - 8:30 am

Catholic Mass available

8:30 – 9:00 am

Coffee/tea on arrival

9:00 - 10:30 am

4th Plenary Session
Topic: Religious Extremism, Terrorism and Islam
Speakers: Wolfgang Palaver, Anne Aly and Greg Barton.

10:30 - 11:00 am

Morning Tea

11:00 - 12:00 pm

Q&A

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 - 3:00 pm

3rd Concurrent Session

3:00 - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Tea

3:30 - 5:00 pm

4th Concurrent Session

5:15 - 6:45 pm

5th Plenary Session (Schwager Essay Contest winners)
Chair: COV&R President, Jeremiah Alberg.

6:45 pm onwards

Free evening – Participants can eat off-campus in the
restaurants nearby (there is no dinner provided on campus).

Saturday, 16th July

8:00 - 8:30 am

Catholic Mass available

8:30 – 9:00 am

Coffee/tea on arrival

9:00 - 10:30 am

6th Plenary Session.
Topic: Religion and Violence in Australian-Indigenous History
Speakers: Rev. Professor Frank Brennan SJ,
Assoc. Prof. Kathleen Butler, Most Rev Dr Philip Freier,
and Ms Naomi Wolfe.

10:30 - 11:00 am

Morning Tea

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

COV&R Business Meeting

12:00 - 6:00 pm

Fieldtrips

6:30 - 9:00 pm

Conference Dinner (arrival 6.30pm for 7pm)

Sunday, 17th July

Morning

Attendance at religious services (suggestions provided).

Conference close