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Pastors for Peace Sponsors
Religious and Social Processes Conference
The third International Socioreligious Studies Meeting, entitled Religious and Social Processes Under the Conditions of the New Century, will be held July 3-6 in Havana.
The meeting will be sponsored by the Socioreligious Studies Department of the Center for Psychological and Sociological Research (CIPS), with the co-sponsorship of the Study Center of the Council of Churches of Cuba (CE-CIC), the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Center. (CMMLK), the Christian Center for Reflection and Dialogue (CCRD), the Yoruba Cultural Society of Cuba, the Commission for Studies of the History of the Latin-American Church (CEHILA-Cuba), the "Oscar Arnulfo Romero" Reflection and Solidarity Group, and the Center for American Studies (CEA).
Themes to be addressed include Religion and globalization; Religion and cultural identity; Place of religion in the construction of utopias; Economic order and religion; Religion, gender, race and ethnic groups; Religious identity; Ethical religious propositions; The so-called new religious movements; Modernity, rationalism, secularization and religion; New theoretical approaches to the theory of secularization; Popular religiosity and people's expectations; Popular religious pilgrimages; Faith and politics in the face of social change needs; Jubilee and the foreign debt; Value of myths in a technological world; Ecology and religion; and New theoretical problems in the study of religion.
Within the framework of the meeting, a workshop will be held to discuss the relation between religion and emigration, in particular, the preservation or change of cultural identity under the conditions of emigration and the role of religion and religious organization in that context. This Workshop is also co-sponsored by the Center for Study of Political Alternatives (CEAP), of the University of Havana, and by the Program for Analysis of Religion among Latinos (PARAL), New York.
The deadline for registration and submission of paper proposals was April 1. Inquiries about late registration should be made to Dr. Jorge Ramírez Calzadilla, Presidente Comité Organizador, Tercer Encuentro Internacional de Estudios Sociorreligiosos, Calle B No. 352 esquina a calle 15, Vedado. Ciudad de La Habana, La Habana 10400, Cuba; Telfs: (537 )31-3610 y 3-366 Fax: (537) 33-4327. E.mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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