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Call for papers
Deadline was February 7, 2022.
“Who am I? How do I fit into the world around me? How am I different?” Questions like these are central to the elusive notion of identity—to how we establish and maintain perceptions of “self” and “other,” “we” and “they.” Identifying ourselves and others in categories defined by gender, ethnicity, nationality, religion, economic status, physical and mental abilities, and other markers stimulate a sense of “we-consciousness.” They influence our choices about who we trust and consider part of our “tribe,” in biological, socio-cultural, and “ultimate” terms. How we perceive and enact our identities influences how we love, create, and discover, and whether we construct systems of oppression and war.
Through multi-religious and scientific frameworks including biological, psychological, sociological, and anthropological considerations, this conference will explore core concepts of identity. We invite you to engage in cross-cultural conversations and participate in envisioning a global cultural transformation in which the presence of diversity need not provoke disharmony.
Dr. Mustafa Cabir Altinas; Dr. Dylan Belton; Sally Bowden-Schaible, LCPC; Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock; Rev. Dr. Amy Butler; Dr. Paul Carr; John Calvin Chatlos, MD; Dr. Mahjabeen Dhala; Martin Hargrove, Sturgis Music Fellow; Dr. Douglas Hill; Jason Keune, MD; Dr. Eduardo Mendieta; Dr. Michal Meulenberg; Rev. Dr. E. Maynard Moore; Timofej Murašov; Dr. Andrew B. Newberg; Dr. Stephen W. Ragsdale; Donna Roberts, filmmaker; Rabbi David Rosen; Dr. Tinu Ruparell; Dr. Michael Ruse; Lama Losang Samten; Swami Sarvapriyananda; Dr. Marlena Studer; Lili Almási Szabó; Dr. Joe Wiley; Dr. David B. Yaden
Rev. Dr. Dorsey O. Blake
Conference Program Chairs:
Anindita N. Balslev, C.J. Love, & Jennifer E. Whitten