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Past Conferences

"Navigating Pathways and Perspectives of Patient Care," a Religion and Genomics conference, will be held on April 2-4, 2008 at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.

The God in Music City Capstone Conference will be held on April 17-18, 2008.

"Climate Change and Consumption," an Ecology and Spirituality Conference, will be held on April 18-19, 2008 at the Vanderbilt Law School.

Ecology and Spirituality Speaker Series: Social and Environmental Justice - Perspectives from and for Global Feminism, April 23-26, 2008.

Giving Voice to Other Beings, an Ecology and Spirituality conference, will be held on May 2-4, 2008 at the Scarritt Bennett Center.

The Conference on Religion and Economy: Focus on Poverty, featuring Douglas Hicks and Rebecca Blank, was held on October 16-17, 2007, and featured the lectures "Moral Agency of the Poor and the Well-Connected: Framing an Agenda for Addressing Global Poverty" and "The Role of Government and the Role of the Market: Is there a Religious View?"

Men, Masculinities, Fatherhood: Sexuality, Race, and Religion in South Africa and the United States: Dr. Graham Lindegger, Professor of Psychology, and Dr. Robert Morrell, Professor of History, both of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) spoke on "HIV/AIDS, Masculinity, and Questioning Illusions" and "Aspirations of Fatherhood amongst Male Students in South African High Schools" during this seminar which took place July 12-17, 2006 (pdf). The event featured lectures, discussion, and the reading of Baba: Men and Fatherhood in South Africa. Sponsored by the Men, Masculinities and Fatherhood: Sexuality, Race, and Religion in South Africa and the United States.

Daniel Patte, General Editor

In July of 2003 the CSRC funded and hosted a week-long conference at Vanderbilt University with editors from Cambridge University working on the Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity, an 800,000-word reference due to be completed in 2005 or 2006. Daniel Patte, Professor of Religious Studies, New Testament and early Christianity at Vanderbilt University, is general editor of the book.

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