Forum on Study of Religion to Be Held to Mark 40th Anniversary of Opening-up
By Grace Zhi, March 22, 2018 15:03 PM
Since the reform and opening-up, tremendous changes have taken place in Chinese society and its religious landscape. The Forum in Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of Reform and Opening-up & the 15th Annual Symposium of the Social Scientific Study of Religion will be held at Renmin University of China from August 3 to 4, 2018.
With the theme "Religions as Social Reality", the meeting will focus on the following subthemes: the study of religious premises in China, urbanization and religious transition, worldwide Chinese religion, the study of religious extremism, China's church-state relations, rural religions, nationality and religion, religion and philanthropy, and religion and mental health.
Special sessions will cover the religious survey of East Asian societies, legalizing religion, religious theory and Chinese experiences, and the relationship between church and state in the Middle East.
Professor Christian Smith, director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame, will give a lecture and teach a five-day course titled "The Frontier of Sociology of Religion".
- Translated by Karen Luo
More from CCD
On July 13, 2018, the 2018 international symposium on "religion and the rule of law" was held in Beijing, focusing on church-state relations, religious legislation, religious property, and religious legal person.
Learn how the trade war with the US is causing problems in China.
Do not let your work ruin your day!
Teddy Hung or Hung Hon-yee, a former gang leader of 14K Triad, died on Hong Kong at the age of 70.
Last week's Rimpac War Games in Hawaii gains China's attention.
Global trade continues to shake due to American action.
The first action against church abuse perpetrators in Chile was reported last week.
Despite American withdrawal, the Paris Climate Agreement is still supported by several large nations.
Cancer drugs may become affordable in China in the near future.
Another local ride-sharing platform will be introduced in China.