Program

Monday, 15 August 2016

  • 17:00: Registration open
  • 17:00 – 19:30: Welcome reception on the premises of the ETF
  • 19:30 – 21:30: Opening lectures introducing the theme of the Conference
    • Opening en welcome by Prof. Dr. Patrick Nullens, President of the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven and Professor of Systematic Theology
    • Welcome on behalf of the city of Leuven by Mayor Mr. Louis Tobback
    • First Opening Address by Prof. Dr. Patrick Nullens, President of the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven and Professor of Systematic Theology
    • Second Opening Address by Prof. Dr. Govert Buijs, Extraordinary Professor of ‘Political Philosophy and Religion’ and Associate Professor and Political & Social Philosophy at VU University, Amsterdam.

The scheme of the next four conference days is as follows:

  Tuesday
16 August
Wednesday
17 August
Thursday
18 August
Friday
19 August
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08:30 Morning Prayer Morning Prayer Morning Prayer Morning Prayer
09:00-
10:30
Plenary 1

Keynote:
Prof. Dr. Jens Zimmermann
(Canada)
‘The Promise of Christian Humanism’

Response: Prof. Dr.
Renée Van Riessen
(The Netherlands)

Response: Dr. Josias Sanogo (Burkina Fasso)

Plenary 3

Keynote:
Prof. Dr. Maake J. Masango
(South Africa)
‘Christianity and the Politics of Plurality:
Global and European Perspectives’

Response: Prof. Dr. Jan Hoogland (The Netherlands)

Response: Dr. Benyamin Intan (Indonesia)

Plenary 4

Keynote:
Prof. Dr. Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen (Finland)
‘Church and Society’

Response: Dr. Bosco Bangura (South Africa)

Response: Prof. dr. Ad De Bruijne (The Netherlands)

Plenary 6

Keynote:
Prof. Dr. Kuk-Woon Lee (South Korea)
‘Christianity and the Rule of Law’

Response: Dr. Jonathan Chaplin (UK)

Response: Dr. Dele Olowu (Nigeria/The Netherlands)

11:00-
12:20
Workshops 1 Workshops 4 Workshops 5 Workshops 8
12:30-
13:30
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:45-
15:00
Plenary 2

Keynote:
Prof. Dr. Michael S. Northcott (UK)
‘Christianity and the Care for Creation’

Response: Prof. Dr.
Henk Jochemsen
(The Netherlands)

Program Brussels:

Christianity and the Politics of Plurality: European and Global Perspectives

Program Leuven:

Philosophers in Leuven: Western philosophy from the Middle Ages to today

 

Plenary 5

Keynote:
Prof. Dr. Luigino Bruni
(Italy)
‘Market Economy and Human Flourishing’

Response:
Dr. Theodros Assefa Teklu (Ethiopia)

Plenary 7

Concluding observations:
Prof. Dr. Rik Torfs (Belgium)
‘Religion and Universities in our Future Societies’

15:30-
16:50
Workshops 2 Workshops 6  End of Conference (15:30)
16:50-
17:15
Afternoon
refreshments
Afternoon
refreshments
17:15-
18:30
Workshops 3 Workshops 7
19:00 Dinner  Dinner (19:30) Conference Banquet
20:30 Evening Programm on invitation of CPFE
General Discussion on ‘Refugees and the EU: from there to here and vice versa’.
With introductions by:
Dr. Noemi Mena Montes (Spain)
Johannes de Jong (Netherlands)
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