2nd International Researchers Consultation on Freedom of Religion or Belief
& 7th Brazilian Symposium on Law and Religion (A)

&

International Consultation on Mission and Theology in the Context of Persecution (B)

Exploring responses to religious discrimination and persecution

NATURE OF CONSULTATIONS

Two parallel scholarly consultations with joint plenaries and meals and separate parallel sessions unique to each consultation.

A

Consultation A

Secular in nature, interdisciplinary, with an emphasis on empirical and legal perspectives, open to adherents of any religion or none.

B

Consultation B

Christian theological and missiological perspectives.

LOCATION AND VENUE

Mackenzie Presbyterian University in Sao Paulo, Brazil

DATES

17 and 18 September 2018

PARTICIPANTS

Two separate calls for papers to scholars who study any aspect relevant to the topic and produce original research. This includes doctoral students.

Open for participation without own paper by other interested academics and those involved in professional research into the topic.

Students of Mackenzie University will attend morning and evening plenaries.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS, RESPONDENTS AND PANELISTS QUERIED

Prof. Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher

Bonn, President of the International Society for Human Rights

Prof. Dr. Mark Hill QC

Cardiff University/King's College London

Prof. Dr. Cole Durham

Brigham Young University, Utah (Chairperson of ICLARS)

Prof. Dr. Christof Sauer

ETF Leuven / FTH Giessen

Prof. Dr. Uziel Santana

ANAJURE and Mackenzie Presbyterian University*

Prof. Dr. Davi Gome

Mackenzie Presbyterian University

conferences

Institutions queried that have not yet committed are marked with a star

Conference A - Participating Institutions

  • Mackenzie Presbyterian University, São Paulo (Postgraduate Program on Religious Freedom)
  • International Center for Law and Religion Studies, BYU Law School, Provo, Utah (Prof. W.Cole Durham, jr.)
  • International Institute for Religious Freedom, IIRF (Bonn, Cape Town, Colombo, Brasilia, Brussels/Geneva)
  • ANAJURE – National Association of Christian Lawyers from Brazil
  • International Institute for Legal Studies and Research on Fundamental Civil Liberties (FCL) (Brasilia, Brazil)

Conference B - Participating Institutions

  • Mackenzie Presbyterian University, São Paulo, Graduate School of Theology
  • Andrew Jumper Graduate Center (CPAJ) in São Paulo, Brazil, related to the Mackenzie Presbyterian University
  • ETF Leuven, Belgium (particularly: Department of Religious Studies and Missiology; Professorship on Religious Freedom and Persecution; Initiative for the Study of Freedom of Religion or Belief)
  • FTH Giessen, Germany (Giessen School of Theology: Professur für Religionsfreiheit und Erforschung der Christenverfolgung)
  • International Association for Mission Studies, Study Group Religious Freedom, Persecution and Mission (convenors: Dr. Sauer and Dr. Wolfgang Häde)
  • International Institute for Religious Freedom (Bonn, Cape Town, Colombo, Brasilia, Brussels/Geneva)

schedule

Monday, 17 September 2018

Morning 09-12:00 - Joint Plenary

Welcome
Paper 1
Paper 2
Paper 3

Lunch 12-13:30
Afternoon 14-18:00 Paper sessions for Consultation A
Dinner 18:00
Evening 19-21:00 - Joint Plenary

Paper 4
Paper 5

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Morning 09-12:00 - Joint Plenary

Paper 6
Paper 7
Panel Discussion

Lunch 12-13:30
Afternoon 14-18:00 Paper sessions for Consultation B
Dinner 18:00
Evening 19-21:00 - Joint Plenary

Paper 8
Paper 9

COSTS: 373 USD.

Includes:

  • 3-night single accommodation (Sunday to Wednesday) with breakfast included
  • Meals (Lunch and Dinner - Monday and Tuesday)
  • Conference fee
  • The Payment is due at the conference, by credit card

REGISTRATION

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Prof. Dr. Uziel Santana

President, ANAJURE, Brazil/ Law Professor,
Mackenzie Presbyterian University, São Paulo, Brazil

Prof. Dr. Christof Sauer

Professor for Religious Freedom, ETF Leuven, Belgium / FTH Giessen, Germany / IIRF

Felipe Augusto Carvalho

Legal Counsel, ANAJURE, Brazil/ Projects Director, FCL Law