Interreligious Relations in the 21st Century: A Post-Parliament Reflection

parliament1This symposium, hosted by the UNESCO Chair in Interreligious and Intercultural Relations, in partnership with the Monash Indigenous Centre, the Centre for Islam and the Modern World, the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilization, the Centre for Studies in Religion & Theology and the Monash Asia Institute, Monash University provided an opportunity for leading scholars in interreligious relations fresh from the Parliament to reflect on its main themes and to identify emerging issues pertaining to interreligious relations and research.

Keynote speakers included: Paul Knitter, Paul Tillich Professor of Theology, World Religions, and Culture at Union Theological Seminary, New York, Gary D Bouma, Emeritus Professor of Sociology and UNESCO Chair in Intercultural and Interreligious Relations – Asia Pacific,  Monash University; Katherine Marshall, Senior Fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Patrice Brodeur, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair on Islam, Pluralism, and Globalization, University of Montreal; Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, co-directors of the Forum on Religion and Ecology, Yale University and Rachel Woodlock, a doctoral candidate in the School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University.

A manuscript arising from this symposium will be edited by Gary D. Bouma, Anna Halafoff and Melanie Landau.