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Fourth International Conference on Christian-Muslim Relations




Thursday, 31st of October 2013


by BU      

The Department of Religious Studies in Bethlehem University conducted its fourth International Conference for two days to discuss the role of religion in public space and in politics. We witness many changes in the Middle East and in the West. The conference was an attempt to understand the new developments and their impact on Christian Muslim relations.

As Bethlehem University is celebrating its 40th anniversary, the conference wanted to contribute to its mission in “fostering shared values, moral principles and dedication to serving the common good”. The participation of faculty and students of BU and other members of the community will advance the mission of BU in advancing knowledge that will empower young people to be promoters of change in society.

The main objectives of the conference were to review recent historical developments on the role of religion in public life, to understand the deep changes in the Middle East and the emergence of political Islam, to trace the western “new” understanding of religion in public life and politics, to identify the different approaches to religion in public life, to examine the impact of the latest developments on Christian Muslim relations, and to identify the role of universities in shaping and promoting new models of religion-state relations.

Bethlehem University Foundation
Phone: +1-240-241-4381
Fax: +1-240-553-7691
Beltsville, MD USA
Bethlehem University in the Holy Land
Phone: +972-2-274-1241
Fax: +972-2-274-4440
Bethlehem, Palestine