Category: Ethics, Religion & Philosophy

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Embracing Difference: Religious Diversity in the UK

This presentation looks beyond the “brand” of multiculturalism/diverse heritage of the modern UK to understand religious identities beyond essentialising and reductive categories of membership or belonging.

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Religious Complicity and LGBTQ Rights

“This talk will focus on the supposed conflict between religious complicity claims and LGBTQ rights, especially transgender rights and same-sex marriage in the United States, and the relative lack of such complicity claims in Japan…”

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Theory of Justice Professor Thomas Brian Mooney Philosophy

Powers of the Soul – A Very Different Theory of Justice

“While the Greeks were no strangers to the notion of external power… they conceived of such external power as having its sources in the soul of individuals and collectives.”

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Professor Frank S. Ravitch Michigan State University College of Law Japanese Constitution

Constitutional Revision in Japan: The Risks for Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Speech

“It is up to the Japanese people to protect the freedoms they have come to value and which they have used in ways that benefit the entire world with Japanese creativity and insight.”

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New Religions and Cults Dr George Chryssides

New Religions and Cults

In this interview, religious scholars Professor Stuart D.B. Picken and Dr George Chryssides discuss the emergence of new religions and cultism.

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Professor Frank S. Ravitch Religious Freedom Sexual Freedom

Freedom’s Edge – Religious Freedom, Sexual Freedom and the Future of Justice in America

“The stakes are high. For one side fundamental justice and human rights are involved. For the other fundamental justice and civil liberties are involved.”

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IAFOR International, Intercultural, Interdisciplinary

IAFOR – International, Intercultural, Interdisciplinary

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) brings together influential academics and decision-makers from around the globe who have one thing in common: a desire to make a difference.

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Professor Frank S. Ravitch Yasukuni Shrine

Government Officials’ Visits to the Yasukuni Shrine: Constitutional and Ethical Struggles

“Visits to the shrine by government officials create an ethical and cultural struggle for many Japanese, who are surprised to learn of international reaction to the visits, and yet feel deeply committed to avoiding conflict.”

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Dr. Brian Daizen Victoria Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

War, Zen Buddhism and Academia

Professor Frank S. Ravitch, IAFOR Executive Council Advisory Board Member, sits down for an intriguing and enlightening interview with Dr Brian Daizen Victoria, Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, Japan.

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Yasukuni Shrine Constitutional Law Civil Rights Frank Ravitch

Yasukuni Shrine, Constitutional Law & Civil Rights

Dr Joseph Haldane speaks with Professor Frank S. Ravitch about some of the bigger issues surrounding Japanese government officials visiting the Yasukuni Shrine.

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Yasukuni Shrine, Japanese Constitution Law Civil Rights Professor Frank S. Ravitch

Revisions to the Japanese Constitution

Professor Frank S. Ravitch discusses revisions to the Japanese constitution with Professor Dexter Da Silva at The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy 2015 (ACERP2015).

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The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) and Interdisciplinarity

IAFOR & Interdisciplinarity

Learn how IAFOR’s conferences and publications encourage interdisciplinary activity and its expansion in academia.

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IAFOR Conference Highlights

Why join an IAFOR conference?

A look into the international, intercultural and interdisciplinary world of an IAFOR conference and why you should attend. Featuring footage shot at our conferences and interviews with leading academics.