II International Symposium on Secularity: Do we need religion?

May 30- 31, 2024, Frankfurt (Germany)

The Kircher Network’s Secularization HEST Cluster is organizing the II International Symposium on Secularity “Do we need religion? Contributions of spirituality and religion to the post-secular and communitarian societies”. It will take place from the 30th to the 31st of May 2024 at Sankt Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology in Frankfurt. On this website you will find all the information about the event: dates, program, speakers and logistic details.

II International Symposium on Secularity

“Don we need religion?Contributions of spirituality and religion to the post-secular and communitarian societies”

In light of the ongoing crisis in the Middle East, we regret to inform you that our network has decided to cancel the II International Symposium on Secularity “Do we need religion? Contributions of spirituality and religion to the post-secular and communitarian societies” of the HEST Cluster in Secularization originally scheduled to take place at the University of Saint Joseph – Beirut this December. However, we are pleased to inform you that we have secured an alternative venue for the Symposium.

The Symposium will now be hosted at the Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule – Sankt Georgen in Frankfurt, Germany, and is scheduled for May 30 and 31, 2024. We thank the University of Saint Joseph for its efforts and the Sankt Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology for hosting the event.

Program of the event (DRAFT)

Here you will find the information about the lectures, panels and speakers for each day.

Logistic Details

Here you will find the information about the location of the event, accommodation and transportation.

Contact

If you have any doubt, you can conctact Ignacio Sepúlveda (isepulveda@uloyola.es) and Klaus Vechtel (vechtel@sankt-georgen.de)

Featured Talks & Speakers

During the two day sysmposium there will be various conference and multiple panels about the topic.

Thursday 14, 11:45

Prof. Fadia Kiwan

“The rise and fall of Secularity” 

Fadia Kiwan is professor of political science at Saint Joseph University of Beirut, director of the post graduate program 2000, then founder of the Institute of political science in 2002 at the same University.

Thursday 14, 10:15

Dr. Jürgen Manemann

TBC

Director of the Hannover Institute for Philosophical Research in Germany. His research-areas are: environmental philosophy, new theories of democracy, the relationship between religion and politics, anthropology of economics.

Sankt Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology

Logistic Details

Location of the event, recommended accommodation and options of transport.

Registration

To attend the conference you need to complete the following form.

Participant Institutions