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This annual, one-day meeting brings together nationally recognized scholars and secondary school religion teachers from around North America to make contacts and hear about new developments in the study of the major religious traditions of the world.

11/17/2017
When: Friday, November 17, 2017
8:30am-4pm
Where: Boston, Massachusetts 
United States


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Registration

CSEE Member School: $175

Non-Members: $200

 

About this Event 

This annual, one-day meeting brings together nationally recognized scholars and secondary school religion teachers from around North America to make contacts and hear about new developments in the study of the major religious traditions of the world. Scholars will share their latest research, and secondary school teachers will share information about projects they are working on and classroom activities. 

 

Attendees at this event receive a discounted rate ($90) to attend the proceeding American Academy of Religion Meeting (this event takes place on Friday, and AAR runs Saturday, Sunday, Monday). Once registered for CSEE's meeting, a link will be emailed to register for the reduced rate at AAR. Please call CSEE with any questions: 800.298.4599.

Presentations

Inter-Religious Dialogue Between Openness and Commitment - Catherine Cornille

The reality of religious plurality is often thought to lead either to a quasi fundamentalist attachment to the truth of one's own tradition, or to relativism and diminished attachment to any one religion. Cornille will look at the possibility of inter-religious dialogue as a middle way, and at the challenges of maintaining a balance between openness and commitment.

Catherine Cornille is a Professor of Comparative Theology at Boston College. 

 

Cultural Studies Method for Teaching About Religion - Diane L. Moore

Religions have functioned throughout human history to inspire and justify the full range of human agency from the heinous to the heroic. Their influences remain potent here in the 21st century in spite of modern predictions that religious influences would steadily decline in concert with the rise of secular democracies and advances in science. Understanding these complex religious influences is a critical dimension of understanding modern human affairs across the full spectrum of endeavors in local, national, and global arenas. Teachers are at the forefront of these efforts.

In this presentation, Diane Moore will present the critical theory method for how to understand religion that forms the foundation for the Religious Literacy Project at Harvard Divinity School. She'll also introduce new resources they are developing for teachers.

Diane L. Moore is a lecturer on Religion, Conflict, and Peace, a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of World Religions, and Director of the Religious Literacy Project and the Certificate in Religious Studies and Education Program at Harvard Divinity School.
 

Encountering Hinduism at the Crossroads of Myth and History - Elizabeth Rohlman
 

The anthropologist Milton Singer once wrote that “the very tissue of Indian culture is made of puranic themes.” But what is a purana, and what does it mean for a culture to be puranic? This workshop explores the Sanskrit genre of purana—which translates as both “myth” and “history”—and examines the ways that the puranas can augment or reframe the texts and theologies typically covered in introductory lessons on Hinduism.  

Elizabeth Rohlman is Associate Professor of Hinduism and South Asian Religions in the Department of Classics & Religion at the University of Calgary. 

 

Accommodations 

Our meeting will take place at the Marriott Copley Place: 110 Huntington Ave, Boston. This is part of the convention center complex, where all of AAR will take place.
 
If you are attending the AAR proceedings, we recommend that you take advantage of their hotel rates. AAR is big event and can afford negotiating large room blocks at hotels. Here is a list of AAR's hotels and rates.

If you are only attending the CSEE portion of the weekend (Friday's meeting), there are other hotels nearby to choose from:
 
Oasis Guest House, $190 (minimum of two nights)

 

 

Please see CSEE's Event Policy to learn more about cancellations and refunds.


 

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