29 / Future of Religion - 30th Anniversary
From War to Peace among the Civilizations


25 – 29 April 2006   print this page

Course directors:

Mislav Kukoč, University of Split, Croatia
Denis R.Janz, Loyola University, New Orleans, United States
Gottfried Küenzlen, University of Bundeswehr München, Germany
Michael R.Ott, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, United States
Rudolf J. Siebert, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, United States
Nikola Skledar, Institute for Social Research, Zagreb, Croatia


Course description:

Our course will start from the insight, that in the present transition from Modernity to Post-Modernity there will be no peace among the civilizations without peace among the world religions; and that there will be no peace among the religions without discourse among them; and that there will be no discourse among the religious without initial knowledge about there interpretation of reality and orientation of action. We shall confront the neo-liberal thesis, that the collission among the civilizations, based on religions is unavoidlable, with the humanistic thesis that such conflict can be prevented through international dialogue and trialogue and cooperation based on a global ethos rooted in the world-religions as well in seculed humanism; toward post-modern Future III. A reconciled society, rather thatn Future I- a totally adminisful society, or Future II - a world war among religiously motivated Civilizations.