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Conferences

Second International Conference on Thirukkural Beyond The Frontiers Of Tamil India: 27th - 29th June 2018

With a view to studying the Thirukkural from an unbiased international perspective and to promoting rigorous academic research on this sacred opus majeur, we have decided to organize this Second International Conference on Thirukkural with the participation of scholars from all over the world. The first international conference held in Nagarkovil in 2017, and the present international conference to be held in Liverpool in 2018 will form a prelude to the global conference which we are planning to organize in Paris in 2020 with the collaboration of the UNESCO.

For further information, please contact Professor Daniel Jeyaraj jeyarad@hope.ac.uk

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Annual Conference of the Andrew F. Walls Centre for the Study of Africa and Asian Christianity: Christianity and the Public Sphere in Africa and Asia  - 1-3 July 2018

Christians are part and parcel of their societies, and many care for the welfare of fellow members of those societies. Christianity, thus, engages with people in their living contexts. Their homes, places of worship, educational institutions, health care centres, and other public organisations offer social space for private and public discussions of diverse matters of interest. Therefore, Christians often critically reflect on and speak about current events, concerns, public policies, and other topics pertaining to their well-being. The conference will be a space for informed discussions of issues pertaining to African and Asian Christians and their public roles: How did or does Christianity function as salt and light in African or Asian societies? What does it mean to be responsible Christians in Africa or Asia? How did or can Christians in Africa and Asia claim the Lordship of Jesus Christ in their public spaces? How does the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ judge old loyalties and rearrange them in Africa and Asia? What are the characteristics of African or Asian Christians in their respective societies? What are the examples of African or African theologies that engage with the public sphere of their peoples? How do African or Asian Christians in diaspora situations either on their own continents or in, for example, European and American settings address the issues that matter to them and their children?

For further information, please contact Professor Daniel Jeyaraj jeyarad@hope.ac.uk

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