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Call for papers: Dialogo Conference 2016

The 3rd Virtual International Conference on the Dialogue between Science and Theology 2016 (Dialogo Conference) will be held online from 3-10 November 2016. The topic of this year is "Religion & Society: Agreements & Controversies".

This conference accepts original, previously unpublished works. All submitted papers will be referred by the international Scientific Committee. All conference Papers should address the general topic, Religion & Society: Agreements & Controversies, within the 14 different sessions.

New: all members of the Scientific Committee have reduced conference fee, when they submit paper (reduced fee is 70 Eur, standard fee is 90 Eur) or you can submit a second paper for half of price.

About the theme

Religion is the most paradox, intriguing and social active factor in the world history since the beginning of human society and till the end of it, no matter how evolved or primitive its precepts ever were. For that reason Religion was always a subject for endless study in different perspectives and with different outcomes. We all know as a fact that a global influence over Society is been done by and through Religion. In this case, is Religion a threat for human evolution as seen by some? Or, is Religion a factor of regress or even a mean of fighting against reason, science and rationality? Or, on the contrary, can we fight crime and other social conflicts through religious means?

There are lots of examples regarding the involvement of religion into the civil society and its influences upon it. We can see that these influences are regarded lately as negative and there are major efforts, concerted by politics, education, and even culture life-style that are trying to diminish this impact religious views have on human civilization. In this context what would be the ideas any field of science and theology can bring to a dialogue in the mutual benefit of both Society and Religion? Should we exclude religious representatives from the table of civilization's values and leave no place for religion in this new, post-post-modern re-organization of Society, or this cannot / shouldn't be the case at all? What can be today the function of religion in a utopian community? How does the place of the utopian tradition change in the context of the "return of the religion" in a post-secular society? What compromises are religions compelled to make in order to still be considered as a real player on the market? 
Considering all these sides of relationship between Society & Religion, this panel seeks papers that study and comment on any aspect of the relationship of faith, Religion, Churches, and Civil Society in the contemporary era, and its aftermath. Moreover, any idea, proposal, research, apology, or theory that can help people understand the ground of these inter-relations and even come to a solution - especially from the fields of science less known, but not least involved, i.e. Management, Economy, Demography, et.all. - are most welcome for this panel.