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Ladies and gentlemen,

Dear participants,

This is the second newsletter that is sent to all registered users. The newsletter shall serve as our primary means of information. Please make use of this newsletter for the dissemination of any information regarding your institution! This month, we particularly invite all participants to submit proposals for papers for the 3rd International Conference on “Fundamentalism and Ethics”!

1. What’s going on at

2. Research

3. Please don’t forget…


What’s going on at

Call for Papers

For its 3rd International Conference, to be held at Huissen, the Netherlands, from August 27-31, invites all recipients of this newsletter to submit proposals for papers that deal with the various aspects of the conference topic “Fundamentalism and Ethics”. We would be grateful if you could circulate this call for papers among all interested persons inside and outside your institution and encourage them to submit a proposal for a paper. We will of course also be happy to receive your contributions to this conference. workshop on “the Use of (Holy) Scriptures in Conflict Resolution” at Beirut

From March 9-12, 2006, the International Board will have its annual meeting in Beirut, Lebanon. On this occasion, our local partner, the Forum for Development, Culture and Dialogue will organise together with a one-day workshop on the topic of “The Use of (Holy) Scriptures in Conflict Resolution”. The workshop shall address the ethical questions related to this issue (which proves to be of particular relevance at this very moment) and give space for an inter-religious and inter-disciplinary dialogue between scholars and practitioners involved in peace and reconciliation related work. The Board aims at benefiting from this workshop to enlarge the network in the Middle East and to deepen its experience in inter-religious ethical dialogue. The workshop will bring together around 25 contributors and participants from Muslim and various Christian backgrounds. A report on the Beirut workshop will be accessible on the website after the event.


Research has launched a Call for Papers for its 3rd International Conference. We invite proposals for papers on various aspects of the conference topic Fundamentalism and Ethics.

Proposals will be considered for the four parallel workshops, which focus on the following aspects of the general theme:

A) The notion of Fundamentalism and its ethical implications

B) Fundamentalism and the moral point of view

C) Fundamentalism and Religion – ethical considerations

D) Democracy, Tolerance, and Society – Fundamentalism and Ethics in Politics and Economics

The full text of the Call for Papers, including an outline of the conference topic, is accessible on our website.

Proposals shall be submitted as abstracts not exceeding 500 words, together with the application form to be downloaded from the website.

Proposals can be submitted either in English or in French. For financial reasons, however, the main conference language will be English.

Publication of selected papers in a volume in the series is foreseen. The deadline for submitting proposals is March 31, 2006.

Authors will be notified by April 20, 2006. Complete papers are due by August 10, 2006 for circulation among conference participants. Papers should not exceed 6000 words.

Proposals should be sent by e-mail (as word or pdf-files) to: Jean-Daniel Strub, Executive Coordinator of

We look forward to receiving proposals for contributions to this conference both from you and from interested participants that you may notify about this event.


Please don’t forget…

… to update on a regular basis your institutional or personal profile that appears on the website

… to submit proposals for papers for the 3rd International Conference on “Fundamentalism and Ethics”

With all best wishes and kindest regards,

Yours sincerely,

Jean-Daniel Strub Executive Coordinator

Geneva, February 6, 2006