Saturday, April 14, 2007

Θρησκεία και Πολιτική

Παρακολούθησα χθές μαι πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα conference.
"For God's Sake: Religious Upheaval in Politics and Society in the West". Μπόρεσα να καταλάβω αρκετά γιατί οι προοδευτικές δυνάμεις έχασαν το παιγνίδι της θρησκείας από τους ευαγγελιστές στις ΗΠΑ, αλλά και αλλού.

This conference brings together world-renowned scholars to discuss the changing role that religion plays in public life in both Europe and the United States. It is free and open to the public.Around the world, religion is gaining currency in public life. This is true not only in traditionally religious societies, but also in many countries long considered secular. Clear examples of a return of the religious in society and politics abound: the debates prompted by Pope Benedict's speech at the University of Regensburg, the prominence of evangelicals on the neo-conservative right wing in both the domestic and foreign policy of the United States, and the global repercussions of the Danish publication of the Muhammad caricatures—to name but a few examples. What are the changing roles that religion plays around the world, not only in those societies governed by religious law, but in the "secular" societies of Europe and the United States, as well?

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