Conference of the Colloquium on Violence & Religion


The Australian Catholic University invites you to participate in the Annual Conference of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion|6th Annual Conference of the Australian Girard Seminar at ACU, Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, Wednesday 13 July 2016 to Sunday 17 July 2016.

Theme: Violence in the Name of Religion…

One of the most pressing issues of our time is the outbreak of extremist violence and terrorism, done in the name of religion. The conference will critically analyse the link made between religion and violence, and explore contemporary topics of great significance, such as Islamist terrorism and radicalization in its various political, economic, religious, military and technological dimensions.

We aim to analyse religious violence from multiple disciplinary perspectives (as the range of conference speakers attests). We particularly aim to bring together the insights of René Girard, the premier theorist of violence in the 20th century, with the latest scholarship on religion and violence, particularly exploring the nature of extremist violence.

The conference is open to academics, professionals, religious practitioners, military, police, and anyone interested in engaging this topic in respectful dialogue.

Registration for the conference is now open. Please go to the registration page for more information and to register.

Event Details

Event: Conference of the Colloquium on Violence & Religion
Date: Wednesday 13 July 2016 to Sunday 17 July 2016.
Location: Australian Catholic University, St Patricks Campus, 115 Victoria Pde, Fitzroy
More Information: See website
Cost: Includes Food, Conference Pack, etc. $400 and concessional rates; individual sessions available

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