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S11a Religion: individual and society (WS11)

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The workshop will meet next time 8-12 July 2010 in Chengdu.


- Preparatory documents for the workshops - meeting in Paris, July 2009

- China-Europa Forum catalogue

Workshop presentation

This workshop originated at the Second Biennial of the Forum in Brussels 4-5 October 2007, and the theme at that time was "The place and role of religions in an harmonious society". The reports and conclusions are available on this website. The workshop aims to brings together scholars and religious leaders from China and Europe to discuss and engage in dialogue around the role of religion in contemporary society, and also around issues of identity and modernity.

Topics for debates

  • 2010 Chengdu workshop: "Religiosity in Modernity"
  • 2008 Sigtuna workshop: "Religion and society: the challenge of multiple identities"
  • 2007 Brussels workshop: "The place and role of religion in a harmonious society"

About us

The Prime Movers of this workshop are Dr. Fredrik Fällman (杨富雷), Swedish sinologist, Researcher at the Department of Oriental Languages, Stockholm University, and a Researcher at The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities and Dr. Yang Xusheng (杨煦生), Professor at the Sinological Research Centre, Renmin University of China.

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Workshop’s news

— The workshop will meet in Chengdu 8-12 July 2010 with the theme "Religiosity in Modernity". Participants will come from Sweden, Norway, Italy, Great Britain, Switzerland and China, and represent Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, Buddhism and the academic world.

— On Feb, 13, 2009 : Fredrik Fällman, Jean Fischer and Yang Xusheng participed to a debate with Chinese Internet users on Qiangguo Forum. The topic was "religion and society".
> Download the debate in Chinese and French (pdf, 477 Ko) or read it directly on www.people.com.cn

— An intermediate meeting was held on 3-6 Oct 2008 at the Sigtuna Foundation near Stockholm on the topic : "Religion and Society: the challenge of multiple identities". (PDF, 87 Ko)
- Read press release from this meeting